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Prom Dates from Hell
  • Author : Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780375849077
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Maggie Quinn, girl reporter. Honors student, newspaper staffer, yearbook photographer. Six weeks from graduation and all she wants to do is get out of Avalon High in one piece. A sensible nerd would have kept her head down, done her drive-by photo shoot of the prom, and continued the countdown to Deploma Day. But fate seems to have different plans for Maggie. High school may be a natural breeding ground for evil, but the scent of fire and brimstone is still a little out of the ordinary. It's the distinct smell of sulfur that makes Maggie suspect that something's a bit off. And when real Twilight Zone stuff starts happening to the school's ruling clique—the athletic elite and the head cheerleader and her minions, all of whom happen to be named Jessica—Maggie realizes it's up to her to get in touch with her inner Nancy Drew and ferret out who unleashed the ancient evil before all hell breaks loose. Maggie has always suspected that prom is the work of the devil, but it looks like her attendance will be mandatory. Sometimes a girl's got to do some pretty undesirable things if she wants to save her town from soul-crushing demons from hell. And the cheerleading squad. "Dripping with wit on nearly every page."-School Library Journal "Smart (and smart-ass)."-KLIATT "There is a lot to like in this story that takes on magic, romance, and even clique politics."-Publisher's Weekly "Fans of shows like Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will relish the unflappable, edgy humor Maggie brings to her fight against supernatural evil."-The Horn Book Magazine "Sharp, sarcastic wit...[This book] will appeal to supernatural fans of Meg Cabot's Mediator series."-VOYA

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    Dates From Hell
  • Author : Kim Harrison,Lynsay Sands,Kelley Armstrong,Lori Handeland
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780061741920
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • She thought her date was out of this world. Actually, he was not of this world . . . We've all been on bad dates, nightmare dates, dreadful experiences that turned out to be uniquely memorable in the very worst way. But at least our partners for these detestable evenings were more or less . . . human! Now Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Kelley Armstrong, and Lori Handeland -- four of the very best writers currently exploring the dangerous seduction of the supernatural -- offer up dating disasters (and unexpected delights) of a completely different sort: dark, wicked, paranormally sensual assignations with werewolves, demon lovers, and the romantically challenged undead. Sexy, witty, chilling, and altogether remarkable, here is proof positive that some love matches are made someplace other than heaven.

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    INTERNET DATES FROM HELL
  • Author : Trisha Ventker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781462052554
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • There are close to one hundred million single adults living in the United States. Of those, approximately thirty-five million will look at online dating sites this year alone. Internet Dates from Hell provides the ins and outs of Internet dating from one woman's experiences, ranging from funny to scary to downright shocking. Internet Dates from Hell is not only a guide; it is also a seven-year journey through author Trisha Ventker's dating life as a single kindergarten teacher who relocated from the suburbs to New York City to find her soul mate. Fielding over four hundred responses on a given day, and receiving more than fifty-two thousand hits on her personal ad in an eight-month span, Ventker shares her frightening but true dating encounters in the wonderful world of online dating. Follow Ventker through the trials and tribulations of her quest to find "Mr. Right". Along the path, Trisha Ventker endures hundreds of first dates. Encounters include a conspiracy theorist living in the United Kingdom, a religious fanatic from Texas, a sadomasochistic psychiatrist, and even a pre-op transsexual, to name a few. Ventker's brutally honest memoir lets you step inside her shoes and experience her exciting journey firsthand.

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    The Date from Hell
  • Author : Gwenda Bond
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781250771773
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author on Not Your Average Hot Guy In The Date from Hell, the sequel to Not Your Average Hot Guy, New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond brings the journey of Callie, Luke, and their friends to a wonderful close. This is another laugh out loud, action-packed romantic adventure you won’t want to miss. After saving the world and stopping the apocalypse, Callie and Luke are looking forward to a quiet, romantic weekend together. When you’re human and dating the Prince of Hell, quiet moments are hard to come by. But their romantic weekend in Hell takes a turn when Lucifer tasks Callie and Luke with chasing a wayward soul around the world. If they can prove it’s possible to redeem a soul, Lucifer will allow the two of them to make some changes in Hell. But this wayward soul, Sean, doesn’t have any interest in being redeemed. Instead, now that he’s back on Earth, he’s decided to take a leaf out of Callie and Luke’s book and wants to find the Holy Grail. Now Callie, Luke, and their friends—and enemies—must race Sean around the globe on a Grail quest and bring peace between Heaven and Hell before they can finally (maybe) get around to that date.

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    Prom Nights from Hell
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer,Kim Harrison,Meg Cabot,Lauren Myracle,Michele Jaffe
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780061757013
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Five amazing authors. Five unforgettable stories. In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level—a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don't hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper—and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look. From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

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    Holidays Are Hell
  • Author : Kim Harrison,Lynsay Sands,Vicki Pettersson,Marjorie Liu
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061983320
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This holiday, spend quality time with family and loved ones—living and dead . . . There's no place like home for the horrordays—unless you'd prefer a romantic midnight walk through a ghost-infested graveyard . . . or a haunted house candlelight dinner with the sexy vampire of your dreams. The (black) magical season is here—and whether it's a solstice séance gone demonically wrong with the incomparable Kim Harrison, a grossly misshapen Christmas with the remarkable Lynsay Sands, a blood-chilling-and-spilling New Year's with the wonderful Marjorie M. Liu, or a super-powered Thanksgiving with the phenomenal Vicki Pettersson, one thing is for certain: in the able hands of these exceptional dark side explorers, the holidays are going to be deliciously hellish!

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    Kisses from Hell
  • Author : Kristin Cast,Richelle Mead,Kelley Armstrong,Alyson Noel,Francesca Lia Block
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9780061956973
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Truly, Madly, Undead-ly This irresistible collection features stories of love amid vampires by five of today's hottest authors—Kristin Cast (Tempted), Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Alyson NoËl (Evermore), Kelley Armstrong (The Summoning), and Francesca Lia Block (Pretty Dead). From a fugitive vampire forced to trust a boy who might work for the group bent on destroying her to the legendary romance of two immortals whose love compels them to risk everything, this heart-pounding collection brings new meaning to the words "love you forever." Whether you're into romances that are dark and moody or light and fun, these stories will quench that insatiable thirst for enchanting tales of the beautiful undead.

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    Weddings From Hell
  • Author : Maggie Shayne,Jeaniene Frost,Terri Garey,Kathryn Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780061736902
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Some marriages are made in heaven . . . Some are not. What happens when "the happiest day of your life" turns into a nightmare? Forget the drunken best man or the bridesmaid dresses from the '80s . . . none of these wedding day disasters can compare to a cursed bride determined to make it down the aisle, or a vampire who is about to disrupt your wedding. Join New York Times bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Jeaniene Frost, USA Today bestseller Kathryn Smith, as well as Terri Garey in four unforgettable tales of unholy matrimony . . . where the grooms are dark, dangerous, and mostly dead, and to love and cherish till death takes on a whole new meaning.

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    Prom Dates from Hell
  • Author : Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780385734134
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • High school senior and yearbook photographer Maggie thought she would rather die than go to the prom, but when a classmate summons a revenge-seeking demon, she has no choice but to buy herself a dress and prepare to face jocks, cheerleaders, and Evil Incarnate.

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    From Hell
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Top Shelf Productions
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780958578349
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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    Internet Dates from Hell
  • Author : Trisha Ventker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780595391158
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • There are close to one hundred million single adults living in the United States. Of those, approximately thirty-five million will look at online dating sites this year alone. Internet Dates from Hell provides the ins and outs of Internet dating from one woman's experiences, ranging from funny to scary to downright shocking. Internet Dates from Hell is not only a guide; it is also a seven-year journey through author Trisha Ventker's dating life as a single kindergarten teacher who relocated from the suburbs to New York City to find her soul mate. Fielding over four hundred responses on a given day, and receiving more than fifty-two thousand hits on her personal ad in an eight-month span, Ventker shares her frightening but true dating encounters in the wonderful world of online dating. Follow Ventker through the trials and tribulations of her quest to find "Mr. Right". Along the path, Trisha Ventker endures hundreds of first dates. Encounters include a conspiracy theorist living in the United Kingdom, a religious fanatic from Texas, a sadomasochistic psychiatrist, and even a pre-op transsexual, to name a few. Ventker's brutally honest memoir lets you step inside her shoes and experience her exciting journey firsthand.

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    Boyfriends from Hell
  • Author : Kevin Bentley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002940980
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Humor
  • Whether you've dated, mated, or just plain slept around, if you're a gay man looking to hook up, you've probably had your share of boy trouble. Was he passive aggressive, a withholder, stalker, or snippy vegan? The one-night stand you thought you'd never escape, the date you couldn't flee fast enough? They may be Hell to live through, but they make for riveting post mortems. Here twenty gay writers have the last word in this collection of sexy, funny, scary, heartbreaking and delightfully vengeful accounts of adventures at the deep end of the dating pool.

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    Dates from Hell and Other Places
  • Author : Elyse Russo
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 151530163X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Dates From Hell and Other Places is a collection of witty and clever poems describing one woman's hilarious misadventures as she searches for true love. From awkward first dates to bittersweet short-term relationships, readers will laugh out loud as they identify with the author's foray into the world of dating.

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    Highway to Hell
  • Author : Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780375891939
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Maggie Quinn was expecting to find plenty of trouble with Lisa over Spring Break. Destination: South Padre Island! Give a girl a bikini, a beachfront hotel, and an absent boyfriend, and it’s as good as a road map to the dark side. And Maggie and Lisa plan to enjoy every bit of it--just like nice, normal college freshmen. Fire, brimstone, and demonic sorority girls: these ladies are officially off the clock. But Maggie doesn’t have to go looking for trouble. Trouble has started looking for her. One dead cow and a punctured gas tank later, she and Lisa are stuck in Dulcina, Texas—a town so small that it has an owner. And--you guessed it--lately life in this small town hasn’t been all that peaceful. An eerie predator is stalking the ranchland. Cattle are dying mysteriously, with strange bite marks on their hides. And judging by the rising body count, whatever's doing the killing is getting bolder by the day. Everyone in town has a theory, but not even Maggie’s psychic mojo can provide any answers. And the longer the girls are stranded, the more obvious it becomes that something is seriously wrong. Only no one—not even Maggie’s closest ally—wants to admit that they could have been forced on a detour down the highway to hell. It looks like fighting evil isn'at a job with vacation time. "A first-rate mystery."--School Library Journal

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    Hell Hath No Fury
  • Author : RC Boldt
  • Publisher : RC Boldt Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In Hell Hath No Fury, RC Boldt brings us an unforgettable tale of loss, betrayal, and revenge in this new romantic suspense standalone… Seven years ago, they took everything from me. My father. My husband. My child. When they stole my chance at justice, I vowed to get revenge. Then I met him. He tempts that long-lost part of me, but his presence is a reminder that betrayal lurks around every corner. Their biggest mistake is underestimating my commitment for vengeance. They don’t realize that when it comes to a woman like me, hell hath no fury.

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    More Dates from Hell
  • Author : Katherine Ann Samon
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0452270979
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Humor
  • Storytelling is alive and well when it comes to dates from hell, and there's certainly no shortage of lurid tales from the dark side. Samon has put together another collection of 100 true-life, traumatic tales from men and women who lived to tell all. The perfect tongue-in-cheek Valentine's Day gift .

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    Dates From Hell
  • Author : Victoria Witherkeigh,Michael J. Moore,Alexandria Baker
  • Publisher : Hellbound Books Publishing
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 195390517X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • We've all had them, those special dates with someone brand new, someone who just might be the yin to our yang, that vital missing piece of our lonely heart... So goes the eternal gamble, the endless game of romance roulette, in which we earnestly wear our hearts upon our sleeves in the thin hope of discovering our soulmate and lay bare our inner selves to find all-elusive true love. But, for some, that potential soulmate can very quickly become the Devil in disguise, and, boy howdy, how attractive and inherently deceitful those nefarious facades can be! Here, we deliver for your delectation twenty-one such tales - read them with caution, and thank all that is heavenly it's not you on these particular Dates from Hell...

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    Unbound
  • Author : Harris Dinga
  • Publisher : Triggercell Inc
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781715804305
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A hand-picked collection of travel photographs and inspirational life quotes for the journey ahead. Traveling has been a life-changing experience and a medium to connect and understand the world around me. It's been the inspiration for this book and a story I would like to share with the world, through travel photos and inspirational life quotes I've collected from along the way. I hope it can inspire you to travel and find the unbound beauty in your life.

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    Working on a Song
  • Author : Anaïs Mitchell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780593182574
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • "Working On A Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read."—Lin-Manuel Miranda Anaïs Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020 An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown—the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—from its author, songwriter Anaïs Mitchell with a foreword by Steve Earle On Broadway, this fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has become a modern classic. Heralded as “The best new musical of the season,” by The Wall Street Journal, and “Sumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets,” by The New York Times, the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics. In this book, Anaïs Mitchell takes readers inside her more than decade’s-long process of building the musical from the ground up—detailing her inspiration, breaking down the lyrics, and opening up the process of creation that gave birth to Hadestown. Fans and newcomers alike will love this deeply thoughtful, revealing look at how the songs from “the underground” evolved, and became the songs we sing again and again.

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    Love Is Hell
  • Author : Scott Westerfeld,Melissa Marr,Justine Larbalestier,Gabrielle Zevin,Laurie Faria Stolarz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780061975738
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it. In these supernatural stories by five of today's hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it's more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all. From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

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    No Kiss Good-Night
  • Author : Kevin Zdrill
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1475928238
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The day of his thirty-ninth birthday, relationship counsellor Gus Adams was completely alone. He was supposed to have a birthday bash, surrounded by friends and coworkers, but everyone cancelled for this reason or that. Gusleft with a silly Staples birthday banner and chilled champagne, sans companyrealized he had no one upon whom to depend, no one to love. With sudden determination, Gus decided to find lovereal, substantial lovebefore his dreaded fortieth birthday. After all, he knows how to make a relationship work. He spent his career listening to other people talk about their relationships. He knew what worked and what didnt, but Gus hadnt been in a romantic relationship in over ten years, since a heartless vixen tossed him out on the metaphorical curb. A lot had changed over the past ten years; Gus placed all his conviction into fast-tracking his soul mate through the polished hands of a professional dating service. Soon, hed be overwhelmed by free spirits who barely made it past date number one. Following forays into adultery, whip wielding seductresses, extortion, drinks spiked for male enhancement and a mandated admission to John School, Gus wondered if hed ever make it to date number two.

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    Hell Week
  • Author : Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN : 9780385734158
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While working undercover for her college newspaper, Maggie reluctantly endures mixers, rites, and peculiar rules, but soon learns that members of the sorority to which she has pledged have strange powers and a terrible secret.

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    Diva: Live From Hell
  • Author : S.P. Monahan,Alexander Sage Oyen
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 9780822239345
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • As president of the drama club at Ronald Reagan High School and the star of every school play, Desmond Channing spent most of his short life in the spotlight. But when Evan Harris, a hotshot transfer from New York, challenges his throne, Desmond responds, as any diva would, with lethal force. Now, stuck in the Seventh Circle, Hell’s most squalid cabaret venue, Desmond is forced to relive his disturbing tale of woe. As he presents his one-millionth consecutive show, Desmond performs with a desperate vigor in the hopes that he can prove he’s repented and be freed from this eternal, campy torment.

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    Dates from Hell
  • Author : Katherine Ann Samon
  • Publisher : Plume
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0452267781
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Humor
  • A collection of humorous tales about disaster dates features Cheryl's encounter with her date's boa constrictor, Jessica's escape from her blind date out the window of the restaurant bathroom, and Tom's Elvis-obsessed blind date. Original. 25,000 first printing.

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    Tinder Dates From Hell
  • Author : Chelsea Queen
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9798367806908
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • This is a pamphlet/book that tells about many cases that have occured since the wildly popular Tinder Dating App has came out. This will follow kidnappings, murders, and even cult related cases that have occured from people using the Tinder app to meet each other. This is true stories and events that have happened. I've carefully researched each case to give the most accurate details that I can of each case.

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    Choker
  • Author : Elizabeth Woods
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780857072870
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has always been a loner, even more so since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, a few years ago. Cara mostly spends her time avoiding the popular girls who call her 'choker' after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria, and watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her. Then one day Cara comes home and finds Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With Zoe back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and before she can blink, Cara is flirting with Ethan and getting invited to parties. And best of all, she has her best friend to confide in again. But just as quickly as Cara's life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect ~ including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving very strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she's at school. You're supposed to be able to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    A Season in Hell
  • Author : Arthur Rimbaud
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9783736819252
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • A Season in Hell is an extended poem written and published by French writer Arthur Rimbaud. The book had a considerable influence on later artists and poets, for example the Surrealists. Henry Miller was important in introducing Rimbaud to America in the sixties. He once attempted an English translation of the book and wrote an extended essay on Rimbaud and A Season in Hell titled The Time of the Assassins. The poem is loosely divided into nine parts, some of which are much shorter than others. They differ markedly in tone and narrative comprehensibility, with some, such as "Bad Blood," 'being much more obviously influenced by Rimbaud's drug use than others, some argue. Academic critics have arrived at many varied and often entirely incompatible conclusions as to what meaning and philosophy may or may not be contained in the text, and will continue to do so.

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    The Splendor Falls
  • Author : Rosemary Clement-Moore
  • Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9780385736916
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The dark secrets linking two Alabama families and their Welsh ancestors slowly come to light when Sylvie, whose ballet career has come to a sudden end, spends a month with a cousin she barely knows in her father's ancestral home.

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    Fight Like Hell
  • Author : Kim Kelly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781982171070
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • “Kelly unearths the stories of the people—farm laborers, domestic workers, factory employees—behind some of labor movement’s biggest successes.” —The New York Times A revelatory and inclusive history of the American labor movement, from independent journalist and Teen Vogue labor columnist Kim Kelly. Freed Black women organizing for protection in the Reconstruction-era South. Jewish immigrant garment workers braving deadly conditions for a sliver of independence. Asian American fieldworkers rejecting government-sanctioned indentured servitude across the Pacific. Incarcerated workers advocating for basic human rights and fair wages. The queer Black labor leader who helped orchestrate America’s civil rights movement. These are only some of the working-class heroes who propelled American labor’s relentless push for fairness and equal protection under the law. The names and faces of countless silenced, misrepresented, or forgotten leaders have been erased by time as a privileged few decide which stories get cut from the final copy: those of women, people of color, LGBTQIA people, disabled people, sex workers, prisoners, and the poor. In this definitive and assiduously researched work of journalism, Teen Vogue columnists and independent labor reporter Kim Kelly excavates that untold history and shows how the rights the American worker has today—the forty-hour workweek, workplace-safety standards, restrictions on child labor, protection from harassment and discrimination on the job—were earned with literal blood, sweat, and tears. Fight Like Hell comes at a time of economic reckoning in America. From Amazon’s warehouses to Starbucks cafes, Appalachian coal mines to the sex workers of Portland’s Stripper Strike, interest in organized labor is at a fever pitch not seen since the early 1960s. Inspirational, intersectional, and full of crucial lessons from the past, Fight Like Hell shows what is possible when the working class demands the dignity it has always deserved.

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    Running the Light
  • Author : Sam Tallent
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9798617909809
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Addicts
  • Debauched, divorced and courting death, Billy Ray Schafer is a comedian who has forgotten how to laugh. Over the course of seven spun-out days across the American Southwest, he travels from from hell gig to hell gig in search of a reason to keep living in this bleak and violent glimpse into the psyche of a thoroughly ruined man. Ex-inmate, ex-husband, ex-father - comedian is the only title Schafer has left. Trapped in the wreckage of his wasted career, Billy Ray knows the answer to the question: what happens when the opportunity doesn't come - or worse - it comes and goes?

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    Not Your Average Hot Guy
  • Author : Gwenda Bond
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250771759
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Fun, funny, hot, and heartfelt...The apocalyptic beach read that everyone needs." - Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author A paranormal romantic comedy at the (possible) end of the world. From New York Times bestselling author Gwenda Bond, Not Your Average Hot Guy is a hilarious romantic comedy about two people falling in love, while the fate of the world rests on their shoulders. All Callie wanted was a quiet weekend with her best friend. She promised her mom she could handle running her family’s escape room business while her mom is out of town. Instead a Satanic cult shows up, claiming that the prop spell book in one of the rooms is the real deal, and they need it to summon the right hand of the devil. Naturally they take Callie and her friend, Mag, along with them. But when the summoning reveals a handsome demon in a leather jacket named Luke who offers to help Callie stop the cult from destroying the world, her night goes from weird to completely strange. As the group tries to stay one step ahead of the cult, Callie finds herself drawn to the annoying (and annoyingly handsome) Luke. But what Callie doesn’t know is that Luke is none other than Luke Morningstar, Prince of Hell and son of the Devil himself. Callie never had time for love, and with the apocalypse coming closer, is there room for romance when all hell’s about to break loose?

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    Hell's Half-Acre
  • Author : Susan Jonusas
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781984879844
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : True Crime
  • "Rich in historical perspective and graced by novelistic touches, grips the reader from first to last.”—Wall Street Journal A suspense filled tale of murder on the American frontier—shedding new light on a family of serial killers in Kansas, whose horrifying crimes gripped the attention of a nation still reeling from war. In 1873 the people of Labette County, Kansas made a grisly discovery. Buried by a trailside cabin beneath an orchard of young apple trees were the remains of countless bodies. Below the cabin itself was a cellar stained with blood. The Benders, the family of four who once resided on the property were nowhere to be found. The discovery sent the local community and national newspapers into a frenzy that continued for decades, sparking an epic manhunt for the Benders. The idea that a family of seemingly respectable homesteaders—one among the thousands relocating farther west in search of land and opportunity after the Civil War—were capable of operating "a human slaughter pen" appalled and fascinated the nation. But who the Benders really were, why they committed such a vicious killing spree and whether justice ever caught up to them is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Set against the backdrop of postbellum America, Hell’s Half-Acre explores the environment capable of allowing such horrors to take place. Drawing on extensive original archival material, Susan Jonusas introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters, many of whom have been previously missing from the story. Among them are the families of the victims, the hapless detectives who lost the trail, and the fugitives that helped the murderers escape. Hell’s Half-Acre is a journey into the turbulent heart of nineteenth century America, a place where modernity stalks across the landscape, violently displacing existing populations and building new ones. It is a world where folklore can quickly become fact and an entire family of criminals can slip through a community’s fingers, only to reappear in the most unexpected of places.

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    The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780061744518
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The second novel in the addictive bestselling supernatural series begun with Dead Witch Walking. To save herself and her vampire roommate, former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan must confront six feet of sheer supernatural seduction—the vampire master—and dark secrets she’s hidden even from herself.

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    While We Were Dating
  • Author : Jasmine Guillory
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9780593100844
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • An instant New York Times bestseller! One of TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Reads of 2021! Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little… Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she’s booked her next movie. However, she didn’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation? But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they’ve barely shared with those closest to them. When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna’s life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?

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    Three Blind Dates
  • Author : Meghan Quinn
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 198206952X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • "Good Morning Malibu, it's another beautiful day on the west coast! I'm Noely Clark, your host: and I'm in the market for love..." When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn't have found a better person than me. Outgoing? Check. Single? Check. Open to finding love? Check. I signed up immediately. A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I've found it impossible to find the man of my dreams-so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That's until they start setting me up on dates-three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates-and only one thing is for certain . . . I'm in big trouble. Good Morning Malibu, I'm Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make. The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock.

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    Short Stories for Teenagers
  • Author : Christine John
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 1484064119
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Short Stories for Teenagers is a collection of six short stories about six different teenagers who are trying to survive dating and relationships: Story #1: Prom Date from Hell Pamela - Will she survive her date with a stranger? Story #2: A Baby's Cry Rachel - She Is determined to go to the prom and won't let anything get in her way, not even a baby. Story #3: Making Out or Making Friends? Ryan - He finally got a date with one of the most popular girls in school, but will she give him what he's expecting to get from her? Story #4: Best Friend or Boyfriend? Andrea - People keep talking about her and Jerry which is making her feel very uncomfortable. Should she sacrifice her friendship to end the gossip? Story #5: Get Another Boyfriend Judy - Bob bosses her around and treats her like dirt. Should she stay with him or find someone new? Story #6: The Other Guy Whitney - Jerome has been taking her for granted and she's sick of it. She found someone else who treats her better, but will it last? Find out what happens to these six teenagers in these amazing short stories. Short stories fiction, suitable for teenagers and young adults ages 13+