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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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    When Holidays Are Hell...!
  • Author : Mariana Caplan
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0934252777
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Offers advice for dealing with holiday stress, including family conflicts, high expectations, spiritual concerns, and dealing with children and grandchildren

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    The Harvest
  • Author : Vicki Pettersson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780062249739
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Originally appeared in the print anthology Holidays Are Hell. New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson brings a former superhero—an elite Zodiac warrior—back to the mortal world for a Thanksgiving reunion with her equally hated and beloved enemy, to do battle for the lives of her imperiled children.

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    Sin City Salvation
  • Author : Karen Greco
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1790575516
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  • Genre : Books
  • There are thousands of bodies buried in the Las Vegas desert. Nina Martinez does not want to be one of them.Blood Ops agents Nina and Frankie came to Las Vegas for a little R&R. But their holiday takes a detour when there is a mass suicide on the Vegas strip. With the sigil of Satan burning on the bodies, what looks like a human problem quickly turns supernatural. Satan is in Sin City, and he's been reinvented as the self-help guru behind the multi-billion-dollar organization BestLife Ministries. With an offer to attend the BestLife's Yule Ball, Nina accepts her invitation to dance with the devil. But what happens in Vegas needs to stay in Vegas. For all of humanity's sake...This action-packed prequel novella to the acclaimed Hell's Belle series gives fans of the series a glimpse at Nina's origin story while new readers can sample the unique Hell's Belle world.

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    Holidays in Hell
  • Author : P. J. O'Rourke
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781555847135
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Humor
  • A “hair-raisingly hilarious” journey through danger zones from Belfast to Gaza, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author (Vanity Fair). “Tired of making bad jokes” and believing that “the world outside seemed a much worse joke than anything I could conjure,” journalist and political satirist P. J. O’Rourke decided to traverse the globe on a fun-finding mission, investigating the way of life in the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast. The result is Holidays in Hell—a full-tilt, no-holds-barred romp through politics, culture, and ideology. The author’s adventures include storming student protesters’ barricades with riot police in South Korea, interviewing communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover dressed in Arab garb in the Gaza Strip. He also takes a look at America’s homegrown horrors as he braves the media frenzy surrounding the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Washington DC, uncovers the mortifying banality behind the white-bread kitsch of Jerry Falwell’s Heritage USA, and survives the stultifying boredom of Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebration. Packed with classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips, Holidays in Hell is one of the best-loved books by “one of America’s most hilarious writers” (Time). “Wickedly amusing.” —The Baltimore Sun “Funny, outrageous, perceptive.” —The Washington Post Book World

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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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    Holidays in Heck
  • Author : P. J. O'Rourke
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780802195111
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Humor
  • Humorous essays from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author on travel, late-life parenting, and other perils. P. J. O’Rourke, hailed as “one of America’s most hilarious writers” by Time, is the author of the classic travelogue Holidays in Hell, in which he traversed the globe on a fun-finding mission to what were then some of the most desperate places on the planet, including Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast. In Holidays in Heck, O’Rourke embarks on supposedly more comfortable and allegedly less dangerous travels—often with family in tow—which mostly leave him wishing he were under artillery fire again. The essays take O’Rourke on a whirlwind of adventures, from the National Mall in Washington to a family ski vacation (to the Aspen of the Midwest—Ohio—where the highest point of elevation is the six-foot ski instructor that his wife thinks is cute). He also experiences a harrowing horseback ride across the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The result is a hilarious and often moving portrait of life in the fast lane—only this time as a husband and father. “In this cheeky follow-up to Holidays in Hell, former war correspondent O’Rourke trades battle zones for more appealing travel destinations, often with his family in tow . . . O’Rourke loses none of his sly humor, finding many opportunities to lampoon American politics under his new guise as a traveling family man.” —Publishers Weekly “[O’Rourke] provides colorful, earthy descriptive passages regarding stag hunts in Britain, extreme horseback riding in the wilds of Kyrgyzstan, a poignant look at his bout with cancer and a brief jaunt to Kabul, Afghanistan.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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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    Fang-tastic Fiction
  • Author : Patricia O'Brien Mathews
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780838910733
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • 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.

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    Transcendental Sonnets and Other Observations
  • Author : Steven Curtis Lance
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781411606340
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • +Steven Curtis Lance has created this book as an offering of love to his muse, Silke, or, as he calls her, "Silke Shining in the Sky." Within the graceful covers of this beautifully presented Expanded Edition of his magnum opus, the respected BrainMeta.co

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  • Author : +Steven Curtis Lance
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN : 9781411615304
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  • Genre : Books
  • +Steven Curtis Lance has been a practicing poet for thirty-five years, and his fiftieth birthday is fast approaching. In observance of this milestone, he now offers himself to you within the pages of this book. Mr. Lance has created well over a thousand Transcendental Sonnets, the very distillation of his life, and this entire collection, up to the date of this publication, may be found here along with a few hundred additional poems, or other observations, as he calls them. +Steven Curtis Lance / Collected Poems contains two complete books as well as new works by this modern master. This is one poet's life, offered with love from his open heart to yours: seven hundred and twenty-eight pages and three pounds of life, of love, and of laughing last. Can you handle the truth? Buy and read and savor this treasury of love, romance, politics, philosophy, and occasionally subversive humor, and live, love, and laugh last with Lance. Enjoy Cover art by Dr. Silke Lance

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    Night Owl Reviews Magazine, Issue 13
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Night Owl Reviews
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN : 9780982795972
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Night Owl Reviews Magazine, Issue 13

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    Beyond Tears
  • Author : Ellen Mitchell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781429933551
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings. The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond: *Harmonious relationships can become strained *There is a new definition of what one considers "normal" *The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating *Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently *Surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well *There simply is no answer to the question "why?" This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of Beyond Tears offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

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    The Vampire Book
  • Author : J Gordon Melton
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN : 9781578593484
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

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    Reading Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Author : Candace R. Benefiel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9780313378362
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • 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

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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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    Unclutter Your Life
  • Author : Katherine Gibson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1451654324
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Are you ready to move into a bright clutter-free future? From noise pollution to financial messes and stressful relationships, clutter affects ALL aspects of our lives--not just our physical spaces. If you¹ve tried feng-shui and other organizing techniques and you still can't find clarity in your life, this down-to-earth guide will show you how to evict the clutter culprits and cultivate peace of mind in your home and soul.

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    Husbandry
  • Author : Stephen Fried
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780553385137
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • A selection of essays based on the author's popular column from the Ladies' Home Hournal sheds new light on the inner workings of the married male, in a volume that covers everything from the death of a parent to the mental block from which men suffer in regard to putting socks in the laundry basket, sharing the remote, or asking directions. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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    Mount Misery
  • Author : Samuel Shem, M.D.
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780307815613
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the Laws of Mount Misery: There are no laws in psychiatry. Now, from the author of the riotous, moving, bestselling classic, The House of God, comes a lacerating and brilliant novel of doctors and patients in a psychiatric hospital. Mount Misery is a prestigious facility set in the rolling green hills of New England, its country club atmosphere maintained by generous corporate contributions. Dr. Roy Basch (hero of The House of God) is lucky enough to train there *only to discover doctors caught up in the circus of competing psychiatric theories, and patients who are often there for one main reason: they've got good insurance. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Your colleagues will hurt you more than your patients. On rounds at Mount Misery, it's not always easy for Basch to tell the patients from the doctors: Errol Cabot, the drug cowboy whose practice provides him with guinea pigs for his imaginative prescription cocktails . . . Blair Heiler, the world expert on borderlines (a diagnosis that applies to just about everybody) . . . A. K. Lowell, née Aliyah K. Lowenschteiner, whose Freudian analytic technique is so razor sharp it prohibits her from actually speaking to patients . . . And Schlomo Dove, the loony, outlandish shrink accused of having sex with a beautiful, well-to-do female patient. From the Laws of Mount Misery: Psychiatrists specialize in their defects. For Basch the practice of psychiatry soon becomes a nightmare in which psychiatrists compete with one another to find the best ways to reduce human beings to blubbering drug-addled pods, or incite them to an extreme where excessive rage is the only rational response, or tie them up in Freudian knots. And all the while, the doctors seem less interested in their patients' mental health than in a host of other things *managed care insurance money, drug company research grants and kickbacks, and their own professional advancement. From the Laws of Mount Misery: In psychiatry, first comes treatment, then comes diagnosis. What The House of God did for doctoring the body, Mount Misery does for doctoring the mind. A practicing psychiatrist, Samuel Shem brings vivid authenticity and extraordinary storytelling gifts to this long-awaited sequel, to create a novel that is laugh-out-loud hilarious, terrifying, and provocative. Filled with biting irony and a wonderful sense of the absurd, Mount Misery tells you everything you'll never learn in therapy. And it's a hell of a lot funnier.

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    The Vampire Almanac
  • Author : J. Gordon Melton
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781578597543
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Social Science
  • 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.

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    The Aftermath
  • Author : Aaron Hass
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0521574595
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • A detailed examination of the psychological impact of the Holocaust on its survivors discusses survivor guilt, the absence of mourning, the psychological characteristics of survivor families, their view of God, and feelings about the German homeland. 10,000 first printing. UP.

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    California Ghosting
  • Author : William Hill
  • Publisher : Ellen Hill
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 9781890611019
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Take a luxury resort, add a little bit of romance, a murder, some human suspects, a bunch of ghosts and you have the makings of California Ghosting.

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    Santa's Playbook
  • Author : Karen Templeton
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781460341919
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Wanted: One mom for Christmas! High school football coach Ethan Noble works wonders with his players. But at home, the handsome widower is just trying to keep four adorably unruly kids in line. He definitely isn't looking for love…or so he thinks. When his oldest insists her drama teacher, Claire Jacobs, is perfect for him, it's all Ethan can do to resist Claire's bright smile and infectious laugh. Claire privately admits that she wouldn't mind Coach Noble making a pass at her. But his family dynamic is as complicated as Hamlet's! For one, Ethan is still grieving for his late wife. Besides, Claire knows she's not meant to star as a stepmom, although the entire Noble clan warms her heart this holiday season. Will Claire wait in the wings for Mr. Right, or make her curtain call a very Noble happily-ever-after?

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    Anvil of Sorrow
  • Author : Will Greenway
  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Pages : 529
  • ISBN : 9781922233745
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Saving the collapsing timeline cost Corim Vale his right arm and half of his soul, proving that the best of intentions can lead one to the abyss. In Corim's case, literally. For the Protectorate, things have gone as wrong as they can go. Meridian Arcturan's attempt to destroy time has left Eternity's chronology scrambled. The near catastrophe has left Aarlen Frielos, the Shael Dal's most skilled time diver, her mate Beia, and three of the powerful Crescent Moon band soul-lost and comatose. To restore them, Corim needs to retrieve Aarlen's missing spiritual essence. Finding the lost soul is simple. Getting it back from the death goddess who stole it that might offer a bit of a challenge... As a newly appointed gamma class Protectorate enforcer, Corim has no choice but to hit the chronology running as Eternity is besieged by marauding aliens, Kriar insurgencies, and mad wizards who simply refuse to die. If that wasn't enough to deal with, the mind patterns of an ancient magestrix are inexorably overwhelming his body...

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    The Weeping Buddha
  • Author : Heather Dune Macadam
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9781617750977
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New Year’s Eve: Long Island detectives Devon Halsey and Lochwood Brennen, secret lovers, are thrust into mayhem by the grisly murder of Devon’s best friend. What has haunted Devon for years begins to take shape, and as she dissects the file, she learns that the carvings in the victims’ bodies are actually Koans—unanswerable questions that must be meditated upon in order to reach enlightenment. Heather Dune Macadam is a professor at Suffolk County Community College and a former dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. She is the author of Rena’s Promise, a nonfiction memoir about Auschwitz, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

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    To Touch Is To live
  • Author : Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781935387886
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Psychology
  • For babies to develop normally, they must be touched. Adults, too, thrive when touch is a normal part of their each day: a reassuring handshake, a sympathetic hug, a healing massage. But how often do we permit ourselves or others these simple forms of contact: physical touch, our emotional presence, spiritual communion? We need to get more in touch--closer to who we really are as a species, and in ways that support our highest human potential. Touching can be communication, friendship, kindness, service, or love for God. Topics include: * The highest human need * The roots of violence and abuse. * Acquisitions: a substitute for touch * Healing through touch. * A healthy model of sexuality. * Touch as a context for our lives. Foreword by Ashley Montagu.

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    X is for Xmas: A Christmas Mystery MEGAPACK ®
  • Author : Ron Goulart,Lillian Stewart Carl,Meredith Nicholson,John Gregory Betancourt
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781479407279
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Christmas is a time for giving, for receiving. . . and for murder. We've collected ten Christmas stories, old and new, that will spike your eggnog, trim your tree, and hopefully add a dash of spice to your Christmas cheer. Included are: "A Christmas Pit," by John Gregory Betancourt "A Reversible Santa Claus," by Meredith Nicholson "A Stake of Holly," by Lillian Stewart Carl "Believing in Santa," by Ron Goulart "Death Will Trim Your Tree," by Liz Zelvin "Ho Ho Homicide," by Sue Ann Jaffarian "Mr. Wray's Cash Box," by Wilkie Collins "Murder on Santa Claus Lane," by William G. Bogart 2 tales by Johnston McCulley: "Thubway Tham's Chrithtmath" and "Death Play Santa Claus." If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 250+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

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    A Study Guide for Jane Smiley's "Long Distance"
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN : 9781410351388
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Study Guide for Jane Smiley's "Long Distance," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

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    The Edge of Reason
  • Author : Melinda Snodgrass
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 0765354209
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Recruited by a secret ancient order dedicated to the liberation of the human spirit, Albuquerque police officer Richard Oort is targeted by the order's dark enemies, who feed on human suffering and would use their influence to bring about a new dark age. Reprint.

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    Black Magic Sanction
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN : 9780061138034
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A malicious coven accuses witch detective Rachel Morgan of consorting with demons, which could mean imprisonment--or death.

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    Into the Woods
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780062207906
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A true queen of urban fantasy—the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular series featuring bounty hunter witch-turned-daywalking demon Rachel Morgan—the phenomenal Kim Harrison explores the Hollows more deeply than ever before in Into the Woods, her first collection of short stories. Rachel is here, as are Jenks the pixie, elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, and an unholy host of vampires, demons, shapeshifters, ghosts, and other assorted supernatural beings, friends and foes. Into the Woods combines original work, including a new Hollows novella, as well as all of Kim Harrison’s previously published short fiction gathered together in one volume for the very first time. No true Hollows aficionado will want to pass this up—and readers of Laurell K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, and Jim Butcher; fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight novels and of paranormal romance superstars Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon, will be likewise enchanted.

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    Living with an Angel 'can be hell'
  • Author : Dr. Phil Etherson
  • Publisher : Angel Blessings
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The author of this book is a researcher and looks at all aspects from a qualitative evidential point of view. On the other hand the authors wife is a qualified Angel Therapist and therefore looks to ethereal explanations for events. As such this book describes conflicts of opinion and how they can be resolved during life's journey. This book therefore takes a different look at angels amd spirituality from the standard tomes on angels and considers them from a neutral point of view with comment, information and humour along the way. This allows for an objective reflection which illustrates how angels (and perhaps wives) can influence the life of an individual, including those who do not believe in them (angels, not wives), perhaps whether they wish them to or not!

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    The Undead Pool
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780062300157
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series. Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now, strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering. Rachel must stop this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out. Rachel knows of only weapon to ensure the peace: ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one know better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . .

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    Hotter Than Hell
  • Author : Kim Harrison,Martin H. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780061983344
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Beyond the boundaries of the everyday is an unseen realm where anything you imagine is possible. Your demon lover is waiting for you in the shadows, ready to fulfill your secret wishes and most dangerous fantasies. Here passion has a face and form both titillating and terrifying—and love has teeth and claws. Get ready to give in to your craving for something exquisitely dark . . . and different. Hotter Than Hell gathers together a baker's dozen of today's boldest and best authors of supernatural fiction and paranormal romance in a breathtaking anthology that blends black magic with red-hot desire. From the tantalizing tale of a conflicted psychic vampire driven by a powerful, savage love to the strange saga of a Greek warrior woman battling to save the world, these are stories outside the limits, as hypnotic as the full moon . . . and hotter than the sun.

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    Blood and Mistletoe
  • Author : E J Stevens
  • Publisher : Sacred Oaks Press
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 0989488764
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  • Genre : Books
  • Holidays are worse than a full moon for making people crazy. In Harborsmouth, where many of the residents are undead vampires or monstrous fae, the combination may prove deadly. Ivy Granger, psychic private investigator, returns to the streets of Harborsmouth in this addition to the bestselling urban fantasy series. Holidays are Hell, a point driven home when a certain demon attorney returns with information regarding a series of bloody murders. Five Harborsmouth residents have been killed and every victim has one thing in common--they are fae. Whoever is killing faeries must be stopped, but they only leave one clue behind--a piece of mistletoe floating in a pool of the victim's blood. The holidays just got interesting. Too bad this case may drive Ivy mad before the New Year. Heck, she'll be lucky to survive Christmas. Blood and Mistletoe is an Ivy Granger series novella. The world of Ivy Granger, including the Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series and Hunters' Guild series, is filled with action, paranormal mystery, magic, dark humor, quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, flirtatious demons, sarcastic gargoyles, sexy shifters, temperamental witches, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.

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    Close to You
  • Author : Stacia Kane
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9781466849198
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Close to You: A Downside Ghosts Story by Stacia Kane THE HOLIDAYS ARE HELL Churchwitch Chess Putnam has seen, and banished, her share of ghosts, but not of the Christmas Past variety--the holiday has been illegal since the Church of Real Truth defeated the undead and took control of the world in 1997. Yet when she and her boyfriend, Terrible, make a trip to an abandoned auto junkyard, they find more than the rusted auto parts and spare tires they'd bargained for. They also run across a creepy Miss Havisham-type hell-bent on reuniting with her long-dead husband just in time for Christmas--even if it means taking Chess and Terrible down with her into the City of Eternity... If Chess and Terrible don't manage to keep these ghosts in the past, they won't have a future...

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    Cheat the Grave
  • Author : Vicki Pettersson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780061997952
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “[A] very exciting series…it’ll keep you up past your bedtime.” —Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Return now to the battle between Shadow and Light being fought in the dark, unseen corners of “Sin City” Las Vegas. The fifth book in Vickie Petterson’s New York Times bestselling Signs of the Zodiac series, Cheat the Grave follows newly mortal Joanna Archer on her most chilling adventure of all. Are you a True Blood aficionado? Do you like the sexy, supernatural visions of Kim Harrison, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, and Jeaniene Frost? Then give Vickie Petterson a try!

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    Parliament of Whores
  • Author : P. J. O'Rourke
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781555847159
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Humor
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller: “An everyman’s guide to Washington” by the savagely funny political humorist and author of How the Hell Did This Happen? (The New York Times). P. J. O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system. Originally written at the end of the Reagan era, this new edition includes an extensive foreword by renowned journalist Andrew Ferguson—showing us that although the names may change, the game stays the same . . . or, occasionally, gets worse. Parliament of Whores is a “gonzo civics book” that takes us through the ethical foibles, pork-barrel flimflam, and Beltway bureaucracy, leaving no sacred cow unskewered and no politically correct sensitivities unscorched (Chicago Tribune). “Insulting, inflammatory, profane, and absolutely great reading.” —The Washington Post Book World

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    White Witch, Black Curse
  • Author : Kim Harrison
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780061853630
  • Reader Reviews : 51
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “The world of the Hollows is fast-moving, funny, harrowing, and scary, and—the greatest compliment to a fantasy—absolutely real.” —New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon Kim Harrison is a New York Times-bestselling phenomenon, in the superstar pantheon along with Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse fame. Return to “the Hollows” in White Witch, Black Curse, as tough-as-nails bounty hunter witch Rachel Morgan seeks vengeance for the death of her lover among the creatures of the night. Indeed, Charlaine Harris herself has nothing but praise for Harrison’s peerless protagonist, promising, “You’re going to love this bounty hunter!” White Witch, Black Curse is contemporary dark fantasy at its electrifying best.