Download or read book Every Which Way But Dead PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Voyager. This book was released on 2012-01-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To avoid becoming the love-slave of a depraved criminal vampire, bounty-hunter and witch, Rachel Morgan, is cornered into a deal that could promise her an eternity of suffering. But eternal damnation is not Rachel's only worry. Her vampire roommate, Ivy, has rediscovered her taste for blood and is struggling to keep their relationship platonic, her boyfriend, Nick, has disappeared -- perhaps indefinitely, and she's being stalked by an irate pack of werewolves.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction PDF or another Format written by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010-05-12 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.
Download or read book Fang-tastic Fiction PDF or another Format written by Patricia O'Brien Mathews and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2011 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mathews uses a limited definition of paranormal, and examines works set, for the most part, in a relatively realistic modern world inhabited by both humans and paranormal beings.
Author : Diana Tixier Herald
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2019-05-31
ISBN 10 : 9781440858482
Pages : 420 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (44 users)
Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition PDF or another Format written by Diana Tixier Herald and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
Author : Cynthia Orr
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2013-04-23
ISBN 10 : 9781610694612
Pages : 645 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (61 users)
Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition PDF or another Format written by Cynthia Orr and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 645 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles
Download or read book The Vampire Almanac PDF or another Format written by J. Gordon Melton and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2021-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grab a stake, a fistful of garlic, a crucifix and holy water as you enter the dark, blood-curdling world of the original pain in the neck in this ultimate collection of vampire facts and fiction! What accounts for the undying fascination people have for vampires? How did encounters with death create centuries-old myths and folklore in virtually every culture in the world? When did the early literary vampires—as pictured by Goethe, Coleridge, Shelly, Polidori, Byron, and Nodier as the personifications of man’s darker side—transform from villains into today’s cultural rebels? Showing how vampire-like creatures organically formed in virtually every part of the world, The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History by renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., examines the historic, societal, and psychological role the vampire has played—and continues to play—in understanding death, man’s deepest desires, and human pathologies. It analyzes humanity’s lusts, fears, and longing for power and the forbidden! Today, the vampire serves as a powerful symbol for the darker parts of the human condition, touching on death, immortality, forbidden sexuality, sexual power and surrender, intimacy, alienation, rebellion, violence, and a fascination with the mysterious. The vampire is often portrayed as a symbolic leader advocating an outrageous alternative to the demands of conformity. Vampires can also be tools for scapegoating such as when women are called “vamps” and bosses are described as “bloodsuckers.” Meet all of the villains, anti-heroes, and heroes of myths, legends, books, films, and television series across cultures and today’s pop culture in The Vampire Almanac. It assembles and analyzes hundreds of vampiric characters, people, and creatures, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vlad the Impaler, Edward Cullen and The Twilight Saga, Bram Stoker, Lestat De Lioncourt and The Vampire Chronicles, Lon Chaney, True Blood, Bela Lugosi, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Lilith, Vampire Weekend, Batman, Nosferatu, and so many more. There is a lot to sink your teeth into with this deep exhumation of the undead. Quench your thirst for facts, histories, biographies, definitions, analysis, immortality, and more! This gruesomely thorough book of vampire facts also has a helpful bibliography, an extensive index, and numerous photos, adding to its usefulness.
Download or read book Blood Work PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Ballantine Group. This book was released on 2012-02-22 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Ivy met Rachel, the result wasn’t exactly love at first sight. Sparks flew as the living vampire and the stubborn witch learned what it meant to be partners. Now Kim Harrison, the acclaimed author of Pale Demon and Black Magic Sanction, turns back the clock to tell the tale—in an original full-color graphic novel. Hot-as-hell, tough-as-nails detective Ivy Tamwood has been demoted from homicide down to lowly street-crime detail. As if rousting trolls and policing pixies instead of catching killers wasn’t bad enough, she’s also been saddled with a newbie partner who’s an earth witch. It’s enough to make any living vampire bare her fangs. But when a coven of murderous witches begins preying on werewolves, Rachel Morgan quickly proves she’s a good witch who knows how to be a badass. Together, Ivy and Rachel hit the mean streets to deal swift justice to the evil element among Cincinnati’s supernatural set. But there’s more to their partnership than they realize—and more blood and black magic in their future than they bargained for.
Download or read book Blood Crime (Graphic Novel) PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Ballantine Group. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You can’t tell the story of how it all began for supernatural cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan without telling how it all nearly ended. The fiery living vampire and erstwhile earth witch never asked to be paired up in the first place. And having to work Inderland Security’s crummiest beat—busting two-bit paranormal street punks—sure didn’t sweeten the deal. But when it counts, Ivy and Rachel always have each other’s backs. They’d better—because someone just hung targets on both of them. It doesn’t take a hotshot homicide detective to know that nearly getting flattened by a falling gargoyle or impaled by a lead pipe aren’t on-the-job accidents. But it doesn’t seem possible that the class of crooks Ivy and Rachel routinely collar could kill anything but brain cells. So who put Cincinnati’s tough and tender twosome on their “to do in” list? Is Ivy’s vampire master, the powerful and seductive Piscary, jealous of her growing bloodlust (and just plain lust) for Rachel? Or have forces unknown—living or undead—made the partners prey in a deadly witch (and vampire) hunt? Before this case is cracked, Ivy and Rachel will face down vicious dogs, speeding locomotives, rogue bloodsuckers, and their own dark desires; spells will be cast and blood will be spilled; and Kim Harrison’s hair-raising, heart-racing, dark urban world of magic and monsters will leap howling from the pages of her second electrifying, full-color graphic novel.
Download or read book The Vampire Book PDF or another Format written by J Gordon Melton and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.
Download or read book Reading Laurell K. Hamilton PDF or another Format written by Candace R. Benefiel and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-07-06 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exploration of author Laurell K. Hamilton's work examines the many novels of her series and shows how her writing has been a major influence on contemporary visions of the vampire—an ideal reference text for book club leaders. • Presents a chronology of major milestones in vampire literature and film • Contains images of Hamilton's book covers • Provides a bibliography of Hamilton's works, secondary sources, and websites, as well as a detailed "What Do I Read Next" listing of other writers who may be of interest to Hamilton's fans • Includes a glossary of terms and major characters for each of Hamilton's two major series
Download or read book The Canadian Fantastic in Focus PDF or another Format written by Allan Weiss and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-28 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together papers presented at the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy from 2005 to 2013, this collection of essays includes Veronica Hollinger's keynote address, "The Body on the Slab," and Robert Runte's Aurora Award-winning paper, "Why I Read Canadian Speculative Fiction," along with 15 other contributions on science fiction and fantasy literature, television and music by Canadian creators. Authors discussed include Charles de Lint, Nalo Hopkinson, Tanya Huff, Esther Rochon, Peter Watts and Robert Charles Wilson. Essays on the television show Supernatural and the Scott Pilgrim comics series are also included.
Download or read book GREAT THOUGHTS ON ROMANCE(PINK EDITION) PDF or another Format written by FOLORUNSHO MEJABI and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with the official prequel. This will introduce fans and readers to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before! Can science save us when all else fails? Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them. Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved. Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found. An unmissable story for fans of the Hollows series - discover Rachel Morgan's world as you've never seen it before . . .
Download or read book Million Dollar Demon PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-04-26 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To save the city, Rachel Morgan will need to show some teeth in the next Hollows novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison. The new master vampire of Cincinnati has arrived . . . and she wants Rachel Morgan out. No matter where Rachel goes, Constance is there--threatening Rachel's allies, causing city-wide chaos, and, to add insult to injury, even forcing Rachel out of her current quarters. Ever since Rachel found a way to save the souls of vampires, the old undead's longtime ascendancy has been broken. Now Constance sees eliminating Rachel as the key to consolidating her own power. Rachel has no desire to be enthralled or killed--and she's terrified of what may become of the city if Constance forces a return to the ancient ways. But even a witch-born demon can't stand against the old undead--at least, not alone. And if Rachel refuses to claim the role of Cincinnati's master demon, the city will tear itself apart, taking her and all those who stand beside her with it.
Download or read book Trouble with the Cursed PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-06-14 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rachel Morgan must keep her friends close—and her enemies closer—in the next Hollows novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison. Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, has one unspoken rule: take chances, but pay for them yourself. With it, she has turned enemies into allies, found her place with her demon kin, and stepped up as the subrosa of Cincinnati—responsible for keeping the paranormal community at peace and in line. Life is . . . good? Even better, her best friend, Ivy Tamwood, is returning home. Nothing’s simple, though, and Ivy’s not coming alone. The vampires’ ruling council insists she escort one of the long undead, hell-bent on proving that Rachel killed Cincy’s master vampire to take over the city. Which, of course, Rachel totally did not do. She only transformed her a little. With Rachel’s friends distracted by their own lives and problems, she reaches out to a new ally for help—the demon Hodin. But this trickster has his own agenda. In the end, the only way for Rachel to save herself and the city may be to forge a new understanding with her estranged demon teacher, Al. There’s just one problem: Al would sell his own soul to be rid of her. . . .
Download or read book American Demon PDF or another Format written by Kim Harrison and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-06-16 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling return to the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, continuing Rachel Morgan's story. RACHEL MORGAN IS BACK--AND THE HOLLOWS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world--and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear.
Download or read book Magic Words PDF or another Format written by Craig Conley and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 2008-10-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Magic Words: A Dictionary is a oneofakind resource for armchair linguists, popculture enthusiasts, Pagans, Wiccans, magicians, and trivia nuts alike. Brimming with the most intriguing magic words and phrases from around the world and illustrated throughout with magical symbols and icons, Magic Words is a dictionary like no other. More than sevenhundred essay style entries describe the origins of magical words as well as historical and popular variations and fascinating trivia. With sources ranging from ancient Medieval alchemists to modern stage magicians, necromancers, and wizards of legend to miracle workers throughout time, Magic Words is a must have for any scholar of magic, language, history, and culture.