The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:9780061971020

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1988

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Even vampires need a vacation. But Decker Argeneau's ends abruptly when he's asked to help hunt the group of rogue vampires targeting mortals -- one that might include a defector in his own family. Before he can worry about that, though, he's got to rescue the latest victim. It's all part of the job, including taking a bullet for a beautiful doctor. Dr. Danielle McGill doesn't know if she can trust the man who just saved her life. There are too many questions, such as what is the secret organization he says he's part of, and why do his wounds hardly bleed? However, with her sister in the hands of some dangerous men, she doesn't have much choice but to trust him. Except now Decker's talking about life mates and awakening a passion that's taking Dani beyond anything she's ever known. Being undead may not be half-bad...especially if it means spending forever with a man who would love her with his mind, body, and immortal soul.

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Atlantis Series Complete Collection

Author:Gena Showalter

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488078807

Total Pages:384

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Discover New York Times bestselling Gena Showalter's mythical world of immortals, magic and dark seduction in the Atlantis series! Now, you can download all five stories in this sexy, supernatural series in one convenient download. Bundle includes Heart of the Dragon, Jewel of Atlantis, The Nymph King, The Vampire's Bride and The Amazon's Curse. “Showalter has created a ripe mythological world populated with fascinating creatures and dark lore…. For extraordinary escapism, read this book.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Jewel of Atlantis

Vampire, Interrupted

Author:Lynsay Sands

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061758329

Total Pages:384

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After seven hundred years of life, Marguerite Argeneau finally has a career. Well, the start of one, anyway. She's training to be a private investigator, and her first assignment is to find an immortal's mother. It seemed simple enough, until Marguerite wakes up one evening to find herself at the wrong end of a sword. Now she realizes she's in way over her head. Julius Notte wants to protect Marguerite, and not because someone just tried to take her head off. She doesn't know it yet, but she's his lifemate and he's determined to woo her. It's been over five hundred years since he last courted a woman, but surely the techniques haven't changed. Now if only he can keep her alive—so to speak—so they can have that happily-ever-after.

Ward the Wolf Boy

Author:Famous John Urban

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781479752003

Total Pages:120

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All his young life growing up at the Home for Young Gentleman Orphanage a talented but misunderstood boy named Ward was told that he was different than the other boys and didnt fit in because he had recurring dreams about half men, half wolf monsters and obsessively drew them. But were these visions dreams or memories? Was his diagnosis of having sleep tremors accurate or was he in fact starting to turn into a werewolf? There is truth to all myths and legends, and sometimes the worst monsters are not the ones hiding in closets or under beds. Ward the Wolf Boy explores overcoming abuse and neglect and embracing your true inner self, and Ward finds out that being a werewolf doesnt make you a bad person. What makes this book unique is several key factors. Werewolves are usually mindless killing monsters and they are usually just a sidekick for vampires or wizards and are rarely a main character in books despite their popularity. Ward and the other werewolves in "Ward the Wolf Boy" is more of a shape shifter and not a monster or a killer. In this adaption of the werewolf legend when werewolves turn they can still speak and think and behave like their normal human selves, only with greater strength and keener wolf like senses. While there are vampires in the series, they are the natural enemies of werewolves and they are grotesque teritorial killers. But this book is primarily about werewolves. They are the stars and heros of the series. "Ward the Wolf Boy, Night Terrors" is an introduction to the heros and villains of the series of books that are already in the planning stages. It appeals to the young and young at heart, and the author hopes that its readers will grow up with the young boy werewolf as he understands and fullfills his destiny.

Literature and Fascination

Author:Sibylle Baumbach

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137538015

Total Pages:318

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Exploring literary fascination as a key concept of aesthetic attraction, this book illuminates the ways in which literary texts are designed, presented, and received. Detailed case studies include texts by William Shakespeare, S.T. Coleridge, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Don DeLillo, and Ian McEwan.

Vampires Are Us

Author:Margot Adler

Publisher:Weiser Books

ISBN:1609259521

Total Pages:256

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The author of Drawing Down the Moon offers a "literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating” exploration of the enduring allure of vampires (Whitley Strieber, author of The Hunger). Author and NPR correspondent Margot Adler found herself newly drawn to vampire novels while sitting vigil at her dying husband’s bedside. Intrigued by the way this ever-evolving myth lets us contemplate mortality, she embarked on a years-long journey of reading hundreds vampire novels—from teen to adult, from gothic to modern, from detective to comic. She began to see just how each era creates the vampires it needs. Dracula, an Eastern European monster, was the perfect vehicle for 19th-century England’s fear of outsiders and of disease seeping in through its large ports. In 1960s America, the television show Dark Shadows gave us the morally conflicted vampire struggling against his own predatory nature, who still enthralls us today. From Bram Stoker to Ann Rice; from vampire detective thrillers to lesbian vampire fiction; and from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight and True Blood, Vampires Are Us explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that show up in vampire novels today. Perhaps, Adler suggests, our blood is oil, perhaps our prey is the planet. Perhaps vampires are us.

Eyes in the Darkness

Author:Wayde Bulow

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469734682

Total Pages:121

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Eyes in the Darkness is about an ancient evil that came to earth long ago. The evil is in vampire form and enjoys nurturing and tending his flock of prey, humans! Savoring human blood over that of animals, the vampire manipulates his prey, feeding on their blood and souls. Becoming intriqued with a beautiful woman it wins her love and turns her into a creature like itself. Together they ravage the world feeding on human prey until she becomes stronger and plots to destroy him. Falling in with inferior vampires, she is determined to destroy all that oppose her.

Mikayla

Author:John Martinez Hulsey

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781462086283

Total Pages:168

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Living Dead Girl! She's a vampire with a soul, but still one who must feast on Human blood to survive. So when you're a vampire with a soul, whose blood do you feast upon? Those who deserve to die! Evil doers beware...The night belongs to the Angel of DarknessMikayla!

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

Author:Dorothy Scarborough

Publisher:Good Press

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"The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction" by Dorothy Scarborough. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

No Such Thing As Immortality

Author:Sarah Tranter

Publisher:Choc Lit

ISBN:1781890455

Total Pages:400

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Vampires are not vulnerable to emotion—so when a master of the night finds himself overwhelmed by a woman, he must understand why . . . Nathaniel Gray is a wild child of the undead. So when he drag races his friend through the English countryside, he goes all out—until one instant changes him forever. An instant of raw emotion that is unlike anything he’s ever felt before—and that sends him into a car wreck no mortal could walk away from. When he tears himself out of the metal carnage, he is stunned to discover the source of the emotional storm is the beautiful young Rowan Locke, whose fury and fear had slammed through Nate’s ironclad psyche without a struggle. Consumed with a desire to know Rowan—and learn how she has such an effect on him—Nate finds himself protecting her from the dangers of her world and his own. Because as much as he may try to resist his feelings, he simply cannot resist her . . .

The Vampire, His Kith And Kin

Author:Montague Summers

Publisher:Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:3849641325

Total Pages:N.A

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In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural there is no more terrible tradition than that of the Vampire, a pariah even among demons. Foul are his ravages; gruesome and seemingly barbaric are the ancient and approved methods by which folk must rid themselves of this hideous pest. Even to-day in certain quarters of the world, in remoter districts of Europe itself, Transylvania, Slavonia, the isles and mountains of Greece, the peasant will take the law into his own bands and utterly destroy the carrion who--as it is yet firmly believed--at night will issue from his unhallowed grave to spread the infection of vampirism throughout the countryside. Assyria knew the vampire long ago, and he lurked amid the primeval forests of Mexico before Cortes came. He is feared by the Chinese, by the Indian, and the Malay alike; whilst Arabian story tells us again and again of the ghouls who haunt ill-omened sepulchres and lonely cross-ways to attack and devour the unhappy traveller. This book includes everything that there is to know about vampires and the myths around them.

The Eternal Kiss

Author:Trisha Telep

Publisher:Running Press Adult

ISBN:0762439661

Total Pages:416

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There's an allure to vampire tales that have seduced readers for generations. From Bram Stoker to Stephanie Meyer and beyond, vampire stories are here to stay. For those fresh-blooded fans of paranormal romance or for those whose hunt and hunger never dies, these stories have what readers want! This collection of original tales comes from some of the hottest, most popular, and best-selling YA writers, including: • Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tithe) • Libba Bray (A Great and Terrible Beauty) • Melissa De La Cruz (Blue Blood) • Cassandra Clare (City of Bones) • Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires) • Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie (Wicked) • Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Queen of Cool) • Kelley Armstrong (Women of Otherworld) • Maria V. Snyder • Sarah Rees Brennan • Lili St. Crow • Karen Mahoney • Dina James They will make everyone a sucker for eternal kisses.

The Caxtons

Author:Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1627939083

Total Pages:597

Viewed:1991

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The Caxtons: A Family Picture (Complete) is an 1849 Victorian novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton that was popular in its time.

Dance Until Dawn

Author:Berni Stevens

Publisher:Choc Lit

ISBN:1781891346

Total Pages:356

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In the first book of this dark, sexy paranormal series, an unlikely girl becomes the one thing a vampire needs more than blood . . . A twenty-two-year-old dancer in London’s West End, Ellie Wakefield should be in the prime of her life. But now, she is no longer alive. And yet, she’s not quite dead. Ellie has been turned into a fledgling vampire—despite her lifelong aversion to blood and her dread of the dark. And when she meets the powerful creature who changed her, she defies him as no other has ever dared . . . At three hundred years old, William Austen thought he was above such mortal feelings as love—until he saw Ellie. After a year of desiring her from afar, he was forced to bite her to rescue her soul from oblivion. And now he will finally have the chance to be truthful about who he is, and take her as his own . . . Forever. “If you love Paranormal Romance, if vampires and their ladies fill you with anticipation, if you enjoy a knockdown, all out fight between the good and the evil of the paranormal world—then this novel is for you. I highly recommend Dance Until Dawn and I’m hoping for a sequel, or better yet a series in the future.” —Keeper Bookshelf

Unmarked Vampire

Author:Belinda Laj

Publisher:Babelcube Inc.

ISBN:1507132719

Total Pages:153

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Julian Laurent is not like other vampires. He is yet to receive his racial mark from the Lord of Immortals and as a result, his time studying at the Damned Academy will not be easy. Not only will he have to deal with the scorn of the other vampires, angels, demons and half-bloods at the university, but he will also have to work things out with Mia, an ex-girlfriend he can’t even remember. Julian thinks he knows the full extent of his problems but he soon realizes that there is much more at stake. The subverts are hunting him and want to kill him, and there is a dangerous power growing inside him — the likes of which no one should have. Thanks to another vampire, Ray, he will soon discover what the racial mark really is: a tool used by the Immortal Lord Blake Night to keep the rest of the immortals under his power. Freeing the other students from the influence of the mark will not be at all easy, particularly since Julian feels that he is linked to Blake by some kind of invisible thread. The reality is worse than he could possibly imagine.

Dracula (BBC Tie-in edition)

Author:Bram Stoker

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473532264

Total Pages:432

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“We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.” Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Jonathan Harker. Travelling to Transylvania to meet his reclusive client, Count Dracula, Harker soon discovers Dracula’s true nature: he is a centuries-old monster with an insatiable appetite for blood! Sensing new opportunities to spread his vampire curse, Dracula sets his sights on England. Ranged against him, the wily Professor Van Helsing and a dedicated band of young men and women. But who – living, dead or undead – can stop him? Accompanying the new BBC series from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula. This Tie-in edition will introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of Stoker's original novel.

The Little Vampire

Author:Angela Sommer-Bodenburg

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448188938

Total Pages:144

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Nine-year-old Tony loves ghosts and horror stories, but when he's left home alone one night, he gets quite the fright as Rudolph the little vampire flies in! Soon the two are firm friends (when Rudolph isn't trying to bite Tony). Tony even visits the little vampire's Family Vault in the graveyard where he narrowly escapes the clutches of Rudolph's fearsome Great-Aunt Dorothy. But what will happen when Tony's parents try to invite his new friend for dinner...?

Vampire Taxonomy

Author:Meredith Woerner

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101159480

Total Pages:208

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Now that millions have read and seen Twilight, where do they turn for vampire advice? This wry, witty, fully illustrated, and bloody essential guide. Vampires are all around-books, movies, TV, comics- infiltrating our culture like never before. But what happens if one should run into a real vamp on the street? Vampire Taxonomy is the best defense against a fatal encounter in the dark. For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth about: ?Sunlight sensitivity-Do vamps venture out in the day or stick solely to the evening hours? ?Physiology-When ready to feed, do they change appearance or simply lure with the seductive flash of a fang? ?Dress-Are they decked out in leather with aspirations of becoming the first vampire rock stars or do they cling to Gothic robes and ruffled collars? ?Diet-Are they waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood or do they view the world as their personal blood buffet?

Resonances of Slavery in Race/Gender Relations

Author:J. Flax

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230117465

Total Pages:223

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Jane Flax argues that a reciprocal relationship exists between unconscious processes and race/gender domination and that unless we attend to these unconscious processes, no adequate remedy for the malignant consequences of our current race/gender practices and relations can be devised. Flax supports her arguments using a variety of sources.