Dark Lover

Dark Lover
Author: Brenda Joyce
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-09-17
ISBN: 1460301870
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Lover Book Excerpt:

Highland Warriors, Sworn to Protect Innocence through the Ages… Ian Maclean's arrogance hides a terrible secret—for decades he was held prisoner by demons. Not a day goes by that he isn't tormented by his darkest fears of powerlessness. Now he is about to sell to the highest bidder a page he's stolen from the Book of Power—if one woman doesn't stop him. Every Rose Woman Has Her Destiny Slayer Samantha Rose's latest mission is to recover the stolen page—and get payback from the only man who's ever rejected her. What she hasn't counted on is the raging attraction between them—or her growing realization of what Maclean has survived. As the powers of the evil from his past gather, Sam will do anything to help him—even if it means following him into time and facing his worst nightmares with him….

Dark Lover

Dark Lover
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2005-09-06
ISBN: 1101128437
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Lover Book Excerpt:

See where it all began in the first phenomenal novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series... The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world. Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both... INCLUDES A NEW LETTER FROM J. R. WARD

The Dark Lover

The Dark Lover
Author: Ed Russo
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1365381838
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Lover Book Excerpt:

Today. Few remember 20s Hollywood actor Rudolph Valentino known as the "Great Lover" in his time... however those who do, claim his magnetic charm is otherworldly and his soul will shine among the stars of Hollywood's firmament for eternity... But, could they be closer to truth than they think? In this psychically inspired fiction Rudolf himself tells us a surprisingly dark and romantic version of his life ....as a vampire! As he makes his way through the nightlife of the 1920s, from Hollywood to Paris and the azure coast, we are thrilled to discover how vampires secretly infiltrated the film industry as well as other key elements of our cultural heritage from early on.

Dark Lover Mills Boon Nocturne The Masters of Time Book 5

Dark Lover  Mills   Boon Nocturne   The Masters of Time  Book 5
Author: Brenda Joyce
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1472050665
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Lover Mills Boon Nocturne The Masters of Time Book 5 Book Excerpt:

Every Rose Woman Has Her Destiny

Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino
Author: Natacha Rambova
Publsiher: 1921 PVG Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 098164404X
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rudolph Valentino Book Excerpt:

In 1926 Silent Film Icon, Rudolph Valentino, died unexpectedly at the age of 31. That same year, he had finalized a bitter divorce from his wife of four years, Natacha Rambova. Valentino had been madly in love with the gorgeous and very talented designer, yet they had been unable to make their marriage work. Since their first marriage in 1922, the public had been critical of Rambova, blaming her for any mistakes in Valentino's career or life. As Valentino laid on his deathbed in New York, Rambova was in Paris. The two exchanged telegrams to the very end, with both sides believing they would soon reunite and a reconciliation had taken place. Upon hearing the news of his death, Rambova was so distraught she locked herself in her room for three days. With many estate issues to fulfill, Valentino's manager George Ullman took the reigns. To help keep Valentino's name in the spotlight, Ullman wrote a book detailing his time with the gifted actor. Ullman and Rambova had never gotten along, fighting for control of Valentino's career. Feeling she had been unfairly portrayed not only by Ullman, but also by the press, Rambova decided to write her own book. First published in the UK in 1927, "Rudy: An Intimate Portrait by His Wife," presented Rambova's side of the story, providing many amusing stories and anecdotes about her time with Valentino. Both Valentino and Rambova had been firm believers in the practice of Spiritualism. Rambova decided to utilize her beliefs for this book, adding a section titled "Revelations," consisting of things supposedly told to her by Valentino's soul, through seances. Rambova felt the need to publish these 'messages', believing these were things his soul wished to communicate with the world. However things soon got out of hand, with boisterous fans and attention seekers bombarding the legacy of Rudolph Valentino with their own claims. Rambova would remain firm in her beliefs, eventually becoming a renowned Egyptologist. After the publication of this book, she never spoke of her time with Valentino again. "Rudolph Valentino: An Intimate Portrait by his wife" is proudly reprinted by The Rudolph Valentino Society for the first time in over 80 years, under a new title, "Rudolph Valentino: A Wife's Memories of an Icon." In addition to the original text there is a new section containing biographies, filmographies, bibliographies, notes, and new forwards. This section also contains groundbreaking biographies on screenwriter and film executive June Mathis; as well as silent film vamp Nita Naldi. 70% of proceeds from this book benefit The Rudolph Valentino Society and Film Festival.

The Hades Moon

The Hades Moon
Author: Judy Hall
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998-01-15
ISBN: 9781578630394
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hades Moon Book Excerpt:

Using mythology, archetypal symbolism, and a wealth of case histories, this study provides new material and insight into the many facets of this major, transformative contact between the Moon and Pluto. Hall explains why Pluto-Moon aspects are so important, and gives a description of the Hades Moon through the signs and houses. She shows us the symptoms and offers practical information about flower essences and techniques that can help people handle Hades Moon energy.

Lover Eternal

Lover Eternal
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-03-07
ISBN: 1101128542
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lover Eternal Book Excerpt:

A warrior with inner demons falls for a woman who could save his soul in this seductive novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Within the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Rhage is the warrior vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the deadliest fighter, the most voracious lover, the quickest to act on his impulses. He’s also been cursed with two hundred years of hell. Possessed by a beast, he lives in fear of the times when his inner dragon comes out and he’s a danger to everyone around him. Mary Luce has unwittingly found herself in the vampire world, and under Rhage’s protection. With her own life-threatening curse to bear, she’s not looking for love. Besides, she’s stopped believing in saving grace and miracles long ago. But when Rhage’s intense sexual attraction turns into emotional bonding, he knows he must have her for his mate. As their enemies close in, Mary finds herself praying for something she fears she’ll never have: life eternal with the one she loves.

Lover Enshrined

Lover Enshrined
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-06-03
ISBN: 1440633177
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lover Enshrined Book Excerpt:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. And now, a dutiful twin must choose between two lives... Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood's bloodlines alive. As Primale of the Chosen, he is to father the sons and daughters who will ensure that the traditions of the race survive and that there are warriors to fight those who want all vampires extinguished. As his first mate, the Chosen Cormia wants to win not only his body but his heart for herself- she sees the emotionally scarred male behind all his noble responsibility. But while the war with the Lessening Society grows more grim, and tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love.

Lover Unbound

Lover Unbound
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-09-25
ISBN: 1101128569
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lover Unbound Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s Black Daggar Brotherhood series continues as the cold heart of a cunning predator is warmed against its will... Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a pretrans growing up in his father’s war camp, he was tormented and abused. As a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time—until a destiny he didn’t choose takes him into a future that cannot include her....

Ken Russell

Ken Russell
Author: Kevin M. Flanagan
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-08-03
ISBN: 0810869551
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ken Russell Book Excerpt:

For more than 40 years, Ken Russell has directed some of the most provocative, controversial, and memorable films in British cinema, including Women in Love, The Music Lovers, Tommy, and Altered States. In this anthology, Kevin Flanagan has compiled essays that simultaneously place Russell's films within various academic contexts-gender studies, Victorian studies, and cultural criticism-on the one hand and expand the foundational history of Russell's career on the other. Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England's Last Mannerist recontextualizes the director's work in light of new approaches to film studies and corrects or amends previous scholarship. This collection tackles Russell's mainstream successes (Tommy, Altered States) and his seldom-seen masterpieces (The Debussy Film, Mahler), as well as his critical flops (Salome's Last Dance, Lady Chatterley's Lover). The book also includes information on Russell's most obscure television films, insights on his controversial films of the 1970s, and a new consideration of Russell's career in light of his recent return to amateur filmmaking. Representing a significant collaboration among scholars, Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England's Last Mannerist reflects a newly revived interest in the work of this important filmmaker.

The Hollywood Sequel

The Hollywood Sequel
Author: Stuart Henderson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1839020199
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hollywood Sequel Book Excerpt:

This illuminating study charts the changing role of the Hollywood film sequel over the past century. Considering a range of sequels in their industrial, historical and aesthetic contexts, from The Son of a Sheik (1926) to Toy Story 3 (2010), this book provides a comprehensive history of this critically-neglected yet commercially-dominant art form.

New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction

New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction
Author: Sarah S.G. Frantz,Eric Murphy Selinger
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 0786489677
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction Book Excerpt:

Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre's readership. Romance scholarship now reflects this diversity, transformed by interdisciplinary scrutiny, new critical approaches, and an unprecedented international dialogue between authors, scholars, and fans. These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre's history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies.

Krishna

Krishna
Author: Edwin Francis Bryant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780198034001
Category: Devotional literature, Indic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Krishna Book Excerpt:

In the West, Krishna is primarily known as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita. But it is the stories of Krishna's childhood and his later exploits that have provided some of the most important and widespread sources of religious narrative in the Hindu religious landscape. This volume brings together new translations of representative samples of Krishna religious literature from a variety of genres - classical, popular, sectarian, poetic, literary, and philosophical.

Gender Violence Human Rights

Gender Violence   Human Rights
Author: Aletta Biersack,Margaret Jolly,Martha Macintyre
Publsiher: ANU Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1760460710
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Violence Human Rights Book Excerpt:

The postcolonial states of Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu operate today in a global arena in which human rights are widely accepted. As ratifiers of UN treaties such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, these Pacific Island countries have committed to promoting women’s and girls’ rights, including the right to a life free of violence. Yet local, national and regional gender values are not always consistent with the principles of gender equality and women’s rights that undergird these globalising conventions. This volume critically interrogates the relation between gender violence and human rights as these three countries and their communities and citizens engage with, appropriate, modify and at times resist human rights principles and their implications for gender violence. Grounded in extensive anthropological, historical and legal research, the volume should prove a crucial resource for the many scholars, policymakers and activists who are concerned about the urgent and ubiquitous problem of gender violence in the western Pacific. ‘This is an important and timely collection that is central to the major and contentious issues in the contemporary Pacific of gender violence and human rights. It builds upon existing literature … but the contributors to this volume interrogate the connection between these two areas deeply and more critically … This book should and must reach a broad audience.’ — Jacqui Leckie, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago ‘The volume addresses the tensions between human and cultural, individual and collective rights, as played out in the domain of gender … Gender is a perfect lens for exploring these tensions because cultural rights are often claimed in defence of gender oppression and because women often have imposed upon them the burden of representing cultural traditions in attire, comportment, restraint or putatively cultural conservatism. And Melanesia is a perfect place to consider these gendered issues because of the long history of ethnocentric representations of the region, because of the extent to which these are played out between states and local cultures and because of the efforts of the vibrant women’s movements in the region to develop locally workable responses to the problems of gender violence in these communities.’ — Christine Dureau, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology, University of Auckland

The Black Dagger Brotherhood An Insider s Guide

The Black Dagger Brotherhood  An Insider s Guide
Author: J. R. Ward
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-11-04
ISBN: 0748122516
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Dagger Brotherhood An Insider s Guide Book Excerpt:

Prepare to enter the dark, passionate world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and get up close and personal with each of the Brothers. You'll find insider information on the Brotherhood and interviews with your favourite characters, including a heartbreaking conversation with Tohrment and Wellsie, conducted three weeks before she was killed by lessers. You'll discover deleted scenes in addition to exciting material from the J. R. Ward message boards and the answers to questions about the series posed by readers. You'll learn what it's like for J. R. Ward to write each instalment of the series and, in a fascinating twist, you'll read an interview with the author - conducted by the Brothers themselves.

Heartthrobs

Heartthrobs
Author: Carol Dyhouse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 0198765835
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heartthrobs Book Excerpt:

What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change? From dreams of Prince Charming or dashing military heroes, to the lure of dark strangers and vampire lovers; from rock stars and rebels to soulmates, dependable family types or simply good companions, female fantasies about men tell us as much about the history of women as about masculine icons. When girls were supposed to be shrinking violets, passionate females risked being seen as "unbridled," or dangerously out of control. Change came slowly, and young women remained trapped in double-binds. You may have needed a husband in order to survive, but you had to avoid looking like a gold-digger. Sexual desire could be dangerous: a rash guide to making choices. Show attraction too openly and you might be judged "fast" and undesirable. Education and wage-earning brought independence and a widening of cultural horizons. Young women in the early twentieth century showed a sustained appetite for novel-reading, cinema-going, and the dancehall. They sighed over Rudolph Valentino's screen performances, as tango-dancer, Arab tribesman, or desert lover. Contemporary critics were sniffy about "shop-girl" taste in literature and in men, but as consumers, girls had new clout. In Heartthrobs, social and cultural historian Carole Dyhouse draws upon literature, cinema, and popular romance to show how the changing position of women has shaped their dreams about men, from Lord Byron in the early nineteenth century to boy-bands in the early twenty-first. Reflecting on the history of women as consumers and on the nature of fantasy, escapism, and "fandom," she takes us deep into the world of gender and the imagination. A great deal of feminist literature has shown women as objects of the "male gaze": this book looks at men through the eyes of women.

The Bite the Breast and the Blood

The Bite  the Breast and the Blood
Author: Amy Williams Wilson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 1476631832
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bite the Breast and the Blood Book Excerpt:

Central to every vampire story is the undead’s need for human blood, but equally compelling is the human ingestion of vampire blood, which often creates a bond. This blood connection suggests two primal, natural desires: breastfeeding and communion with God through a blood covenant. This analysis of vampire stories explores the benefits of the bonding experiences of breastfeeding and Christian and vampire narratives, arguing that modern readers and viewers are drawn to this genre because of our innate fascination with the relationship between human and maker.

The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature
Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1135053383
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature Book Excerpt:

Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires in contemporary popular literature and demonstrating how they engage with essential cultural preoccupations, anxieties, and desires. Drawing from cultural materialism, anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender studies, and postmodern thought, Piatti-Farnell re-frames the concept of the vampire in relation to a distinctly twenty-first century brand of Gothic imagination, highlighting important aesthetic, conceptual, and cultural changes that have affected the literary genre in the post-2000 era. She places the contemporary literary vampire within the wider popular culture scope, also building critical connections with issues of fandom and readership. In reworking the formulaic elements of the vampiric tradition — and experimenting with genre-bending techniques — this book shows how authors such as J.R. Ward, Stephanie Meyers, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice have allowed vampires to be moulded into enigmatic figures who sustain a vivid conceptual debt to contemporary consumer and popular culture. This book highlights the changes — conceptual, political and aesthetic — that vampires have undergone in the past decade, simultaneously addressing how these changes in "vampire identity" impact on the definition of the Gothic as a whole.

J R Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1 4

J R  Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1 4
Author: J.R. Ward
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 1101531320
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J R Ward The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels 1 4 Book Excerpt:

This digital collection features the first four novels in New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels--Dark Lover, Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, and Lover Revealed.

The Vampire Goes to College

The Vampire Goes to College
Author: Lisa A. Nevárez
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 1476613656
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire Goes to College Book Excerpt:

This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom, in the hopes of ushering the Undead out of the coffin and into the classroom. The essays foster interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue, and serve as a collective resource for those currently teaching the vampire as well as newcomers to vampire studies. Opening with a foreword by Sam George, the collection is organized around such topics as historicizing the vampire, teaching the diverse vampire, and engaging the student learner. Interwoven throughout the volume are strategies for incorporating writing instruction and generating conversations about texts ("texts" defined broadly so as to include film and other media). The vampire allows instructors to explore timeless themes such as life and death, love and passion, immortality, and monstrosity and Otherness.