The Gravity Between Us

The Gravity Between Us
Author: Kristen Zimmer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 9781909490130
Category: Actresses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gravity Between Us Book Excerpt:

The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world. New Adult novel: recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. "It's like there's gravity between us, like she's the only thing anchoring me to the world, keeping me from floating off into the upper stratosphere and being lost in space. I can't risk losing her." Where does friendship stop and love begin? At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood's hottest young starlet with the world at her feet - but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal. Payton Taylor is Kendall's best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is - her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life. With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend - she is the only girl that she has ever loved. Just as they need each other more than ever, they'll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame...

Fate Forged

Fate Forged
Author: B.P. Donigan
Publsiher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fate Forged Book Excerpt:

Maeve O’Neill grew a hard shell while growing up on the streets of Boston. Just as she’s on the cusp of getting her life on a better track, she starts having agonizing visions of torture. Desperate to rid her mind of the awful scenes, she follows her visions to the scene of a murder. Instead of answers, she gets an unexpected gift from the victim: Magic. Maeve’s newfound abilities soon make her the target of two powerful and dangerous groups, the Council and the Brotherhood, both of which will stop at nothing to gain the magic locked inside her. In an attempt to stay alive, Maeve strikes a deal with the Council’s disillusioned enforcer, Silas Valeron. His motives are suspect, and his arrogance is frustrating, but his plan might work. With more visions sending Maeve deep into a world of magic with enemies all around her, she must learn to control her powers long enough to get rid of them. If she can’t, all of Earth’s magic could fall into the wrong hands.

The Way We Weren t

The Way We Weren t
Author: Jill Talbot
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-01
ISBN: 1619026309
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way We Weren t Book Excerpt:

After years of futon passion, Hemingway discussions, and three-mile runs, Jill Talbot’s relationship with a man carved in her doubts so deep she wrote to ignore them. And even though he was as unwilling to commit to a place or a job as Talbot was to marrying him, he insisted that she keep the baby when a pregnancy surprised them during their fourth year together. As it turned out, Kenny wasn't able to commit to a child either, so when the court ordered visitation and support for their four-month-old daughter, he vanished. His disappearing act was the catalyst for Talbot’s own, as she moved her daughter through nine states in as many years—running from the memory of their failed relationship and the hope of an impossible reunion, all the while raising a daughter on her own. Then, one day while packing boxes, she found a photograph that changed everything. In this memoir-in-essays, Talbot attempts to set the record straight, even as she argues that our shared histories are merely competing stories we choose to tell ourselves. A bold look at the challenges of love and the struggles of a single mother in America today, The Way We Weren't tells a complex, unforgettable story of loss and leaving, and of how Talbot learned that writing can't bring anything back, but that because of it, nothing is ever really lost.

Shades of Darkness

Shades of Darkness
Author: A. R. Kahler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 1481432591
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shades of Darkness Book Excerpt:

American Gods meets The Secret History in this “eerie, wistful” (Karsten Knight, author of the Wildefire series) start to a fantasy trilogy about Kaira Winters, the murders that keep happening at her artsy boarding school, and the lengths she must go to in order to protect the people she loves. When Kaira Winters decided to go to Islington—a boarding school deep in the woods of Michigan—she thought she could finally get away from everything she has tried so hard to forget, including some things from her past that she refuses to believe ever actually happened. Everything seemed great until the bodies of murdered students started appearing all over campus. The victims seem to have been killed in some sort of ritual sacrifice. And even worse, Kaira’s dreams are giving her clues to the killer’s identity. Though she tries to resist, Kaira quickly realizes that she is the only one who can stop the violence, but to do so she must come to terms with her past. She’s going to have to listen to the voice that is buried deep within her…the one that claims to have unimaginable power…the one that claims to be an actual goddess. But even if Kaira can harness the power within her, will it be enough to stop the darkness that has fallen over her school? And if it is strong enough, then what’s to stop the goddess from wreaking her own havoc once she’s released? Filled with murder, mystery, and a little bit of magic, this fresh genre-bending novel is a thrilling page-turner you won’t be able to put down until the very last page.

Dimensional Vortex Theory our dimension is one in many

Dimensional Vortex Theory  our dimension is one in many
Author: Sooraj Krishna KV
Publsiher: Prowess Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1545754454
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensional Vortex Theory our dimension is one in many Book Excerpt:

This book is about the understanding of dimensions. We are aware of being in the 3 dimensional world. By analyzing the 3 Dimensional reality and 2 Dimensional realities we are going to explain how dimensions works. We will try to explain the working of Inter dimensional travelling, which travels through multiverses. We will explain how did the universe born and what was before the birth of our universe. Our universe is just a one in many. Our dimension is just a one in many. Eventually we are able to explain what is dark energy and dark matter. We will try to draw a detailed map of dimension in a single picture. There is guidance for inter dimensional travelling and how we can achieve such a thing . We will discuss about the creator tier at last. We will try to build portals to enter and exit from our reality. We will discuss how Quantum mechanism is related to dimensional vortex. I can give you a small glance of Quantum vortex and what is it. We will discuss what is Quantum entanglement and how is it connected to normal physical world. We can imagine the Quantum mechanism and explain and what is it. We will connect these in to the real objects we see. We will discuss the probability distribution function of an electron also see its anonymous behavior. Eventually we will try to merge the 2 main theories in physics and make this as a unified theory.

East of the West

East of the West
Author: Miroslav Penkov
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN: 1429968826
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East of the West Book Excerpt:

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every five years in the river that divides their village into east and west. These are Miroslav Penkov's strange, unexpectedly moving visions of his home country, Bulgaria, and they are the stories that make up his beguiling and deeply felt debut. In East of the West, Penkov writes with great empathy of centuries of tumult; his characters mourn the way things were and long for things that will never be. But even as they wrestle with the weight of history, with the debt to family, with the pangs of exile, the stories in East of the West are always light on their feet, animated by Penkov's unmatched eye for the absurd.

Frank Delaney s The Ireland Novels 3 Book Bundle

Frank Delaney s The Ireland Novels 3 Book Bundle
Author: Frank Delaney
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 1499
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN: 0345529227
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frank Delaney s The Ireland Novels 3 Book Bundle Book Excerpt:

This convenient eBook package contains three novels of Ireland from New York Times bestselling author Frank Delaney: · Tipperary · Shannon · Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show Tipperary: “My wooing began in passion, was defined by violence and circumscribed by land; all these elements molded my soul.” So writes Charles O’Brien, the unforgettable hero of bestselling author Frank Delaney’s extraordinary new novel–a sweeping epic of obsession, profound devotion, and compelling history involving a turbulent era that would shape modern Ireland. Shannon: In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. He still suffers from shell shock, and his mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make—to find his family roots along the banks of the River Shannon—will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the story: On his return from the war, Robert had witnessed startling corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. He has been sent to Ireland to secure his silence—permanently. As Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn Ireland roiling in civil war, the nation’s myths and people, its beliefs and traditions, unfurl healingly before him. And the River Shannon gives comfort to the young man who is inspired by the words of his mentor: “Find your soul and you’ll live.” Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show: “She sprang from the womb and waved to the crowd. Then smiled and took a bow.” And so we first meet Venetia Kelly, the beguiling actress at the center of this new, spellbinding, and epic novel by Frank Delaney, the bestselling author of Ireland and Shannon. Teeming with intrigue, pathos, and humor, Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show explores two of Ireland’s great national passions: theater and politics. Writing with his signature mastery and lyrical prose, Frank Delaney once again delivers an unforgettable story as big and boisterous as the people and events it chronicles.

Venetia Kelly s Traveling Show

Venetia Kelly s Traveling Show
Author: Frank Delaney
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 1588369730
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Venetia Kelly s Traveling Show Book Excerpt:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Frank Delaney's The Matchmaker of Kenmare. January 1932: Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside. After a two-hour kaleidoscope of low comedy, juggling, tumbling, and other entertainments, Ben’s father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe’s magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan. Ben’s mother, shattered by the desertion, exhorts, “Find him and bring him back,” thereby sending the boy on a Homeric voyage into manhood. Interweaving a host of unforgettable creations—“King” Kelly, Venetia’s violent, Mephistophelean grandfather; Sarah Kelly, Venetia’s mysterious, amoral mother; and even a truth-telling ventriloquist’s dummy named Blarney—Frank Delaney unfurls a splendid narrative that spans half the world and a tumultuous decade.

Summer Court

Summer Court
Author: SM Reine
Publsiher: Red Iris Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-07-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer Court Book Excerpt:

Half a year ago, Samita Madin shared one steamy night with a friend - what she thought would be just a fling with that firefighter her mom didn't like. But she couldn't stop thinking about Slater Reinhard in the weeks that followed. Especially once she realized she'd gotten pregnant from their tryst. Samita had every intent of staying in Toronto, keeping the baby a secret from Slater. But then demons attacked North America in a massive catastrophe known as the Breaking, which let Hell pour onto Earth. Separated from her family, and injured in a collapsing building, she has no choice but to let Slater protect her - and their unborn baby - from the preternatural onslaught. But now Slater's one of the preternaturals. He's been bitten by a werewolf since the last time they saw each other. He's changing from a hero firefighter into a monster with urges that he can't control. A lot of those urges have to do with Samita. He only needs one glance from Samita to vow he'll get her and their baby through the end of the world. And Slater has every intent of claiming Samita as his mate.

No Home Sweeter Than Hell

No Home Sweeter Than Hell
Author: Skyler DeCristoforo
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-04-26
ISBN: 1312910143
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Home Sweeter Than Hell Book Excerpt:

A mad stroll through Hell and back. A collection of poetry and short stories full of terror, loathing, passion and lucid dreams. Nightmares come to life in a way that leaves the hungry imagination satisfied. Sexy, wild and action packed encounters not of this world will have you sleeping with one eye open.

TRAILING SKY SIX FEATHERS

TRAILING SKY SIX FEATHERS
Author: IAN PRATTIS
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-04
ISBN: 1493196790
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TRAILING SKY SIX FEATHERS Book Excerpt:

We are all staring into the abyss: climate change, ecosystem and financial collapse, nuclear breakdown, corruption, terrorism and anarchy. Instead of being eaten up by it all I say, "Awaken Spiritually," as that transforms everything. We have made our world an unpredictable beast because we fail to work with it intelligently. We have to take back control of ourselves and this is a spiritual matter. Turning on the switch of awakening is a good idea right now.Trailing Sky Six Feathers sheds light on issues that will affect our world for generations to come. This exciting Hero's Journey is like Indiana Jones meets the Buddha with a dash of Celestine Prophecy. the story told shines light on the darkest elements of the human condition, including my own. This challenging journey has me stumbling through the first part of life, then standing strong in my own sovereignty in the latter part. In India, Arizona, France and Canada's wilderness, I go to extraordinary lengths to transform four centuries of karma.I am an Editor, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace, Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice. In this book I navigate past and present life experiences from brutal raids on Indian settlements in 18th century Arizona, insane sea voyages off the Scottish Hebrides in the 20th century to surrender to the Muse in the 21st century. These screenplay epics weave together to create inspiration for a wide range of spiritual seekers, environmentalists, Generation X, feminists, younger generation and academics alike.We follow my journey to accept the Muse capable of transforming karma from violence and abuse to clarity and purpose. Readers will travel the pages as I learn to embrace the Muse, Trailing Sky Six Feathers, a South Western Native American wife and medicine woman in whose arms I died in 1777. She vows to find me to complete my purpose despite resistance from my highly intellectual mind in this lifetime.My severe and challenging journey includes shamanic healings of childhood sexual abuse, guru training as well as a near death experience in an ashram in India. Trailing Sky Six Feathers initiates a dream vision in 2008 that caps my slow process of remembering a clear mosaic of experience stretching back in time two hundred and thirty one years. Over a period of thirty years, four extraordinary medicine people enhance my process of remembering, while Trailing Sky waits patiently from the distant past. I learn how to reconfigure my understanding of time, place, consciousness and Carl Jung's psychology. I choose to listen to the feminine voice of Earth Wisdom rather than to the multitude of competing voices in my deep unconscious.Readers will be inspired as they watch my intention and strength of purpose to transcend harmful patterns carried since childhood. Past life memories collide head on with the present, all thanks to the persistence of Trailing Sky Six Feathers, the Muse who refused to give up on me. Karma is reversed, the internal battles are over as I begin to live life as a Meditation for Gaia. the relentless shadowing by this engaging Muse brings understanding not only to me, but to anyone engaged in overcoming the darkness of their past.This book caps my long-term fascination with consciousness. As a Professor of Anthropology and Religion I taught courses on Ecology, Symbols, Engaged Buddhism and Meditation Systems. I am a healer, mentor and educator, able to encourage people through example to find their true nature so that humanity and the world may be renewed. This story is offered as a gift to our planet. My purpose in life is to share my wealth of experience on how to live in harmony not just with ourselves but with the place we call home... earth.In 2010, after an intense internal dialogue with my Muse, Trailing Sky Six Feathers, I asked if I should write her story. There was a long silence that stretched into infinity until I finally heard her affirmation. I stood up and reached for my backpack and took out a writing pad. There was a gold plated fountain pen in the pack, rarely used. I inserted an ink cartridge into the pen and sat in a chair overlooking the sea and mountains on the west coast of British Columbia. Putting pen to paper I started to write the first line of this book: "Put down your weapons, my husband," she said quietly with steely insistence.

Stranger Music

Stranger Music
Author: Leonard Cohen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 1407053590
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stranger Music Book Excerpt:

Leonard Cohen's legacy is that of one of the most literate, daring, and affecting poet-songwriters in the world. Stranger Music presents a magnificent cross-section of Cohen's work - including the legendary songs 'Suzanne', 'Joan of Arc' and 'The Chelsea Hotel', and elections from such books as Flowers for Hitler, Beautiful Losers, and Death of a Lady's Man, and eleven previously unpublished poems. Stranger Music brings together Cohen's song lyrics and a generous selection of his poetry and is a celebration of the legendary musician's extraordinary gift for language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness. 'A massive record of the poet's imaginative journey, through beauty, through horror, through the extremes of love and despair, from the deepest abyss of self-abnegation to the rare and necessary moments of ecstasy. The language ranges from the exquisitely beautiful to the darkly obscene, from the romantically inspired to the ironically banal... A poetic record like no other' Toronto Star

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers  Editors   Literary Agents
Author: Jeff Herman
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 1608683095
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents Book Excerpt:

If you want to get published, read this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book! Jeff Herman’s Guide will educate you, inspire you, and become your virtual entourage at every step along the exhilarating journey to publication. Ask anyone in the book business, and they will refer you to Jeff Herman’s Guide. NEW for 2015: Comprehensive index listing dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent.

The Flesh

The Flesh
Author: E. Bacon
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2014-07-18
ISBN: 1491723793
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flesh Book Excerpt:

Eccentric graduate student Alina Bacca finds herself trapped in a catastrophic love triangle, bound by the affections conceived from her horrific past and the alternative prospect of an impossible future. A love that may have been lost in the physical sense has managed not only to survive, but to transcend into a dark and significant presence that defies this young Abilene Christian University theology major's most extravagant beliefs. Alina clings to her faith as she struggles to hold on to her sanity while fending off the call of an altogether darker pursuit. -- adapted from back cover

The Tarot Witches Complete Collection Caged Wolf Forbidden Witches Winter Court and Summer Court

The Tarot Witches Complete Collection  Caged Wolf  Forbidden Witches  Winter Court  and Summer Court
Author: SM. Reine
Publsiher: Red Iris Books
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tarot Witches Complete Collection Caged Wolf Forbidden Witches Winter Court and Summer Court Book Excerpt:

This is the complete four-book collection of The Tarot Witches, a New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series. There are seventy-eight cards in a tarot deck, and each card has been appearing in the mailbox of a different witch. Each one bears a message for the unlucky recipient, and it brooks a warning: fix your life and earn power beyond imagining, or lose everything you care about. Werewolves are drawn to the scent of these tarot witches, driven to bond and protect them. The desire to mate cannot be conquered. And entire packs will rise and fall for the love of the tarot witches... Book One: Caged Wolf Book Two: Forbidden Witches Book Three: Winter Court Book Four: Summer Court

The Matchmaker and the Cowboy

The Matchmaker and the Cowboy
Author: Robin Bielman
Publsiher: Entangled: Amara
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-10-25
ISBN: 1649372965
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Matchmaker and the Cowboy Book Excerpt:

Callie Carmichael has a gift for making bridesmaid dresses—some even call them magical. Somehow, every person who’s worn one of her dresses has found love. Real love. And as long as that happily-ever-after is for someone else, Callie is happy. Because she’s fully over getting her heart broken...which is why her new roommate is definitely going to be a problem. After being overseas for six months, Callie’s only choice is to stay with her best friend’s ridiculously hot brother, Hunter Owens. Cowboy, troublemaker, and right now, the town’s most coveted bachelor. Only, Hunter isn’t quite the player she thought. And if it weren’t for her whole “no more love” thing, their setup could get confusing really fast. Now, Hunter wants Callie to make him a best man suit—a “lucky for love” kind of suit. But what happens if she makes the suit and he finds true love...and it isn't her? Each book in the Windsong series is STANDALONE: * The Wedding Crasher and the Cowboy * The Matchmaker and the Cowboy

Rekindled A Nemesis Prequel Novella

Rekindled   A Nemesis Prequel Novella
Author: Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Publsiher: Firefly Hill Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN: 194572370X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rekindled A Nemesis Prequel Novella Book Excerpt:

"If you like reading about the fae, other realms and watching two bada** chicks fight then you will love this series! - The Avid Reader It’s good to be queen. Except when it’s a total disaster. Syl Skye, newly crowned Queen of Fair Faerie, would be psyched to be the ruler of her Summer realm, except for two things. First, her girlfriend Rouen Rivoche became Queen of Dark Faerie, the Winter realm. That would be great except the Winter realm’s always been at war with Summer. By tradition, that makes Rouen Syl’s mortal enemy. That said, love can break past old hatred, right? Especially with a new foe about to attack them both. Ah, no. Which brings us to Syl’s second problem. Rouen’s under a dark spell and doesn’t remember Syl, their lives, their love. Worse, if Syl doesn’t break the spell by the next new moon, Rouen will forget her forever. "Fast paced, full of action, never a moment of bore! Strongly recommended!" - Annarella, Goodreads To defeat their foe, it’ll take two soul-bound queens whose hearts and minds act as one. Trouble is, no one has ever broken the dark spell Rouen suffers from. Good thing Syl isn't the type of queen who gives up easily. Don't miss Syl and Roue's adventures in REKINDLED, the new prequel novella to NEMESIS, Book 4 of the Circuit Fae Don't miss out! Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT. 1. Moribund 1.5 Derailed – A flashback prequel to enjoy after MORIBUND 2. Ouroboros 2.5 Dethroned – a prequel novella to INIMICAL 3. Inimical 3.5 Rekindled – a prequel novella to NEMESIS (Spring 2019) 4. Nemesis (Fall 2019) 5. Eidolon (Fall 2020) – the series finale! "Circuit Fae is a little bit Throne of Glass, a little bit Buffy, and a whole lot sexy." - Skye Allen, author of The Songbird Thief

Window Shopping

Window Shopping
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 0349433321
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Window Shopping Book Excerpt:

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER! A sizzling, standalone, feel-good holiday romance from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer. Two weeks before Christmas and all through Manhattan, shop windows are decorated in red and green satin. I'm standing alone in front of the famous Vivant department store, when a charming man named Aiden asks my opinion of the décor. It's a tragedy in tinsel, I say, unable to lie. He asks for a better idea with a twinkle in his eye. Did I know he owned the place? No. He put me on the spot. Now I'm working for that man, trying to ignore that he's hot. But as a down on her luck girl with a difficult past, I know an opportunity when I see one - and I have to make it last. I'll put my heart and soul into dressing his holiday windows. I'll work without stopping. And when we lose the battle with temptation, I'll try and remember I'm just window shopping.

Port Lands

Port Lands
Author: Tod Molloy
Publsiher: Debtford Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2022-11-28
ISBN: 1778262627
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Port Lands Book Excerpt:

Winter. 2018. Keele’s back in town and he’s barely getting by. Rents are up and wages are down and dirty cops are a dime a dozen. So when a mysterious lawyer makes him an offer he can’t refuse—he doesn’t. The job seemed simple at first: find the kid, call the number, get the cash. But easy money always has a price. Keele wanders into a vast conspiracy, a secret world of weird sex and designer drugs funded by foreign wealth and corrupt elites. A world he thought he left behind. Can Keele live long enough to finish the job? Find out now in Tod Molloy’s Port Lands. Written in terse hardboiled prose, Port Lands is a pulpy modern noir as cold and dark as winter itself.

Amateur

Amateur
Author: Thomas Page McBee
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 1501168754
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amateur Book Excerpt:

*Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction *Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Memoir/Biography *Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize One of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018 A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and violence from award-winning author Thomas Page McBee. In this “refreshing and radical” (The Guardian) narrative, Thomas McBee, a trans man, sets out to uncover what makes a man—and what being a “good” man even means—through his experience training for and fighting in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden. A self-described “amateur” at masculinity, McBee embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of gender in society, examining sexism, toxic masculinity, and privilege. As he questions the limitations of gender roles and the roots of masculine aggression, he finds intimacy, hope, and even love in the experience of boxing and in his role as a man in the world. Despite personal history and cultural expectations, “Amateur is a reminder that the individual can still come forward and fight” (The A.V. Club). “Sharp and precise, open and honest,” (Women’s Review of Books), McBee’s writing asks questions “relevant to all people, trans or not” (New York Newsday). Through interviews with experts in neuroscience, sociology, and critical race theory, he constructs a deft and thoughtful examination of the role of men in contemporary society. Amateur is a graceful and uncompromising look at gender by a fearless, fiercely honest writer.