The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN:1457539667

Total Pages:444

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A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared the Amiti Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother’s mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth. The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race, and she’s ready to fight to the last drop of her blood. But the King of the Vampires has other plans. What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.

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Conspiracy Culture

Author:Keith A. Livers

Publisher:University of Toronto Press

ISBN:1487536127

Total Pages:320

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Contemporary Russia stands apart as one of the most prolific generators of conspiracy theories and paranoid rhetoric. Conspiracy Culture traces the roots of the phenomenon within the sphere of culture and history, examining the long arc of Russian paranoia from the present moment back to earlier nineteenth-century sources, such as Dostoevsky’s anti-nihilist novel Demons. Conspiracy Culture examines the use of conspiracy tropes by contemporary Russian authors and filmmakers including the postmodernist writer Viktor Pelevin, the conservative author and pundit Aleksandr Prokhanov, and the popular director Timur Bekmambetov. It also explores paranoia as an instrument within contemporary Russian political rhetoric, as well as in pseudo-historical works. What stands out is the manner in which popular paranoia is utilized to express broadly shared fears not only of a long-standing anti-Russian conspiracy undertaken by the West, but also about the destruction of the country’s cultural and spiritual capital within this imagined "Russophobic" plot.

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Author:Aspasia Stephanou

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137349239

Total Pages:226

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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts. It seeks to connect, through blood, fictional to real-life vampires to trace similarities, differences and discontinuities. These movements will be seen to parallel changing notions about embodiment and identity in culture.

Vampire Journals Bundle (Books 1 and 2)

Author:Morgan Rice

Publisher:Morgan Rice

ISBN:163291719X

Total Pages:500

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"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (Turned) The #1 Bestseller! This bundle includes books 1 and 2 in Morgan Rice’s #1 Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS (TURNED and LOVED). Here are two bestselling novels, all in one convenient file. In THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, 18 year old Caitlin Paine finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school. Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing, overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed. She seeks answers to what’s happening to her, and she finds herself in the midst of a vampire war, at the wrong place at the wrong time. Traveling back in time, caught between two men as a forbidden love blossoms, Caitlin must decide if she will risk both their lives to save humanity, and to be with the one she loves. “Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller….This would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. It ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked.” –The Romance Reviews (regarding Loved)

Aršāma and his World: The Bodleian Letters in Context

Author:Christopher J. Tuplin,John Ma

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0192652575

Total Pages:568

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During the Second World War the Bodleian Library in Oxford acquired a set of Aramaic letters, eight sealings, and the two leather bags in which the sealed letters were once stored. The letters concern the affairs of Aršāma, satrap of Egypt in the later fifth century. Taken with other material associated with him (mostly in Aramaic, Demotic Egyptian, and Akkadian), they illuminate the Achaemenid world of which Aršāama was a privileged member and evoke a wide range of social, economic, cultural, organizational, and political perspectives, from multi-lingual communication, storage and disbursement of resources, and satrapal remuneration, to cross-regional ethnic movement, long-distance travel, religious practice, and iconographic projection of ideological messages. Particular highlights include a travel authorization (the only example of something implicit in numerous Persepolis documents), texts about the religious life of the Judaean garrison at Elephantine, Aršāma's magnificent seal (a masterpiece of Achaemenid glyptic, inherited from a son of Darius I), and echoes of temporary disturbances to Persian management of Egypt. But what is also impressive is the underlying sense of systematic coherence founded on and expressed in the use of formal, even formalized, written communication as a means of control. The Aršāma dossier is not alone in evoking that sense, but its size, variety, and focus upon a single individual give it a unique quality. Though this material has not been hidden from view, it has been insufficiently explored: it is the purpose of the three volumes of Aršāma and his World: The Bodleian Letters in Context to provide the fullest presentation and historical contextualization of this extraordinary cache yet attempted. Volume I presents and translates the letters alongside a detailed line-by-line commentary, while Volume II reconstructs the two seals that made the clay bullae that sealed the letters, with special attention to Aršāma's magnificent heirloom seal. Volume III comprises a series of thematic essays which further explore the administrative, economic, military, ideological, religious, and artistic environment to which Aršāma and the letters belonged.

Bringing Light to Twilight

Author:G. Anatol

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230119247

Total Pages:248

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The essays in this collection use the interpretative lens to interrogate the meanings of Meyer's books, making a compelling case for the cultural relevance of Twilight and providing insights on how we can "read" popular culture to our best advantage.

What's Eating You?

Author:Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1501322419

Total Pages:384

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Divided into four thematic sections, What's Eating You? explores the deeper significance of food on screen-the ways in which they reflect (or challenge) our deepest fears about consuming and being consumed. Among the questions it asks are: How do these films mock our taboos and unsettle our notions about the human condition? How do they critique our increasing focus on consumption? In what ways do they hold a mirror to our taken-for-granteds about food and humanity, asking if what we eat truly matters? Horror narratives routinely grasp those questions and spin them into nightmares. Monstrous “others” dine on forbidden fare; the tables of consumption are turned, and the consumer becomes the consumed. Overindulgence, as Le Grande Bouffe (1973) and Street Trash (1987) warn, can kill us, and occasionally, as films like The Stuff (1985) and Poultrygeist (2006) illustrate, our food fights back. From Blood Feast (1963) to Sweeney Todd (2007), motion pictures have reminded us that it is an “eat or be eaten” world.

First Oath: A Black Fan Prequel

Author:Laura Greenwood

Publisher:Drowlgon Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:N.A

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When an old friend turns up at the Black Fan to see Bindi with a proposition, she finds herself unable to say no. While on Julian's arm at a Yuletide ball, Bindi finds herself back in a world she thought she'd escaped, only this time, she's pretending to be someone's girlfriend. Can she convince the vampire elite that she's Julian's girlfriend? Or will the whole plot unravel around them? - First Oath is a fake fiancée vampire romance and a prequel to Bite Of The Oath, part of the Black Fan series. It follows Bindi and Julian as they go to their first engagement as a fake couple.

Bloodbond

Author:Sydney Winward

Publisher:The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN:150923196X

Total Pages:324

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Zachariah Degore spent ten years locked under ground as a feral vampire. Now he has to redefine what it means to be healthy and whole. With his human life behind him, he starts anew in the vampire city of Ichor Knell with the vampire shah as his kin. He must prove he is worthy of his place in this new world. Laurel Covaci is vampire elite, she would never court a feral vampire. After two hundred years she has yet to find a mate who meets with her satisfaction. She hides the pain of past hurt and abandonment behind a cold façade. Zach is confident that Laurel is the vampire for him, but can he break through her icy walls and convince her he's the mate she's been waiting for?

Blood Cure

Author:K.A. Linde

Publisher:Loveswept

ISBN:152479810X

Total Pages:290

Viewed:1841

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The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires. She had the world on her shoulders. Now she has nothing. Reyna Carpenter was twenty-one when she became a live-in blood escort for the ruthless and darkly handsome vampire Beckham Anderson. She thought this was just a small price to pay for feeding her brothers back home. But nothing went as planned. Not even her tumultuous relationship with Beckham. And now she wonders if anything will ever be the same again. As she finds herself in the midst of a losing rebellion, she and her trusted friends must flee from a city conquered by the vampire elite. With their plans blown to pieces and everything they knew and loved gone, their future hangs in the balance. Despite all she has lost, Reyna must rise from the ashes, reclaim the life that was stolen—and complete her mission, once and for all. K. A. Linde’s addictive Blood Type novels are best enjoyed in order: BLOOD TYPE | BLOOD MATCH | BLOOD CURE

Blood Type

Author:K.A. Linde

Publisher:Loveswept

ISBN:1524798088

Total Pages:290

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A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems. For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival. In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed. For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her. Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Charmfall

Author:Chloe Neill

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110155939X

Total Pages:288

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Protecting Chicago from the dark side of life can be an exhausting job, especially when you're in high school. So when the girls of St. Sophia's start gearing up for Sneak, their fall formal, Lily decides to take a break from fighting to get ready for the event. But when a Reaper unexpectedly crashes the party prep and Lily's firespell fails, she realizes that she has a much bigger problem than a full social calendar...

Way of The Wolf

Author:E.E. Knight

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440625492

Total Pages:400

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Louisiana, 2065. A lot has changed in the 43rd year of the Kurian Order. Possessed of an unnatural and legendary hunger, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of enslaved human souls. They rule the planet. They thrive on the scent of fear. And if it is night, as sure as darkness, they will come. On this pitiless world, the indomitable spirit of mankind still breathes in Lieutenant David Valentine. Brought into the special forces of The Wolves—an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth—this is Valentine’s first command in the Kurian Zone. Driven by the losses of his past and the hope of a future, Valentine is in it to win. No matter how long it takes. No matter what doom of fate awaits him beyond his wildest nightmares. Fight. Kill. Survive. This is the way of The Wolves. “If The Red Badge of Courage had been written by H.P. Lovecraft.”—Paul Witcover, author of Waking Beauty

Vampire Lover

Author:Angelica Legacy

Publisher:Page Publishing, Inc

ISBN:164082894X

Total Pages:72

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What would you do for love? Would you give up everything you have? Everyone you love? Athena is a girl who is a descendant of the Malachite family. The Malachites are the head of the most elite vampire slaying organization in the world and it is tradition that every single person who is a part of the Malachite bloodline becomes a slayer. It is now Athena’s duty to fulfill that tradition after her older sister was recently killed by a vampire. The sacred sword is now passed to Athena and her job is to hunt and destroy vampires. Athena soon meets a boy and they fall in love, but the boy has a secret- he’s a vampire. Now in love with the enemy, Athena must choose to betray her family and her way of life or kill her first love.

Mary: Chasing a Killer (Tales of the Executioners)

Author:Joleene Naylor

Publisher:Joleene Naylor

ISBN:0463908309

Total Pages:N.A

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Short story. Part of the Tales of the Executioners, stories about the vampire's elite "police force". Mary's spent ten months chasing a rogue vampire and finding clever ways to cover up his mass slayings - from fire to fake ax murder scenes. Finally, in a small town in Iowa, things are about to come to a head. She'll catch him this time - or else.

Law and Murder

Author:Mindy Klasky

Publisher:Book View Cafe

ISBN:1611386578

Total Pages:286

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Vampire night court is now in session… Sarah Anderson loves working at the supernatural night court of Washington DC. She has a front-row seat for the trial of the century, where her testimony might put a criminal vampire mastermind behind bars forever. By day, though, her enticing supernatural mentor warns that her newly awakened powers might kill her, or maybe drive her mad. (Exhibit One: Visions of an ancient Egyptian goddess no one else can see.) By night, she can’t decide if she wants to kiss her vampire boss or stake him. When an ancient evil invades the courthouse, Sarah’s arcane training goes into overdrive. Will she embrace the magic within her or die trying? Magical Washington includes The Washington Witches Series, the Washington Vampires Series, the Washington Warders, and the Washington Medical: Vampire Unit Series: Girl's Guide to Witchcraft Sorcery and the Single Girl Magic and the Modern Girl Capitol Magic Single Witch's Survival Guide Joy of Witchcraft "Dreaming of a Witch Christmas" "Nice Witches Don't Swear" Fright Court Law and Murder High Stakes Trial “Stake Me Out to the Ball Game” The Library, the Witch, and the Warder The Witch Doctor Is In Fae's Anatomy The Lady Doctor is a Vamp If you like vampire romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, cozy paranormal novels, chicklit (chick-lit), then this is the book for you! 042721mkm

Betrayed (Book #3 in the Vampire Journals)

Author:Morgan Rice

Publisher:Morgan Rice

ISBN:0982953747

Total Pages:326

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Caitlin Paine awakes from a deep coma to discover she has been turned. Now a true, full bred vampire, she marvels at her new powers, including her ability to fly, and her superhuman strength. She finds that her true love, Caleb is still by her side, waiting patiently for her to recover. She has everything she could dream of.

The Kiss of a Vampire

Author:Kenneth Killian

Publisher:Dorrance Publishing

ISBN:1647021065

Total Pages:72

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The Kiss of a Vampire By: Kenny Killian This is the story of an 18-year-old boy named Kevin Drexell and his girlfriend, Katie Master, as the encounter a vampire who will stop at nothing to destroy them both. To Kevin’s surprise, Katie has already encountered vampires in the past and is a semi-retired vampire slayer. See how Kevin comes to joining the very secret, elite group of vampire hunters known simply as The Slayers, the most top-secret government organization in the world.

The Historian

Author:Elizabeth Kostova

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:9780759513839

Total Pages:656

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An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.