I don't want to leave my family behind, but it's the only way. They can't know what I'm about to do. They can't know that I'm leaving them in hopes to have a vampire bite me all so I can live. I'm too damn young to die, but if I stay here, then that's what will happen. The cancer will continue to eat away at my body until there is nothing left.
New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes you back to Spellbound Falls, where love and magic can conquer anything… After forty years of marriage, Rana Oceanus has done the unthinkable and run away from her mighty, magical husband. Not that she ran very far, having purchased a house in Spellbound Falls right on the shore of the Bottom Sea, where she intends to prepare for the scariest battle of her life. The only flaw in her plan, however, is that she is still very much in love with Titus… Shocked and deeply shaken that his wife really has left him—though he still can’t fathom why—Titus sets out to win her back. But when grand gestures of his esteem don’t seem to further his cause, he conjures up some of his original courtship magic to capture the heart of the beautiful young maiden all over again. Then his plan takes a dangerous turn when Titus discovers that dealing with demons is far threatening than the little secret his very mortal wife has been keeping from him…
Gathering the pieces published during the heyday of the muckraking movement, this title brings to life this era of exposure and self-examination.
For each article, it provides commentary on the background of its subject and the specific and long-range repercussions of its publication. It features the work of both journalists and fiction writers.
Steampunk fashion springs from the inspiration of the past, but blossoms today in trendy stores and cutting-edge haute couture. While many of Steampunk’s most dramatic incarnations can be found on Fashion Week runways, it can also be found in ample supply among casual everyday street wear.
Steampunk Fashion is the design sourcebook for the Steampunk fashion aesthetic. Inside you'll meet the trendsetters who are influencing what we love to wear: the designers, artists, writers and photographers behind the new flowering of neo-vintage style. The author takes you on a wide-ranging journey through the culture behind the trend—the books, art, films and images that are driving Steampunk fashion. Learn the “rules” of Steampunk style. Understand how diverse outfits can be grouped together into basic thematic categories—from gadgeteers, explorers and aristocrats to officers, scientists or ragamuffins. Discover the personal style that fits you best, and add a bit of Steampunk fashion to your wardrobe! Four do-it-yourself tutorials show you how to craft your own apparel, with projects for making a tailcoat, cravat, ruffle shrug or overskirt.
As many as 40 different Shi`i groups existed in the ninth and tenth centuries yet only 3 forms have survived. Why is Twelver Shi`ism one of them? As the established faith in modern Iran, the majority faith in Iraq and areas in the Gulf and with its adherents forming sizeable minorities elsewhere in the region, it is arguably the most successful branch of Shi'ism. This book charts its history and the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. It argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.
La detective psíquica Nix Ber-Merat recibe el encargo de encontrar a la hija adolescente de los gobernadores de Arcana, la Ciudad Escalera, desaparecida el día de su cumpleaños tras provocar una explosión en un ala del palacio familiar. Pero cuando la propia gobernadora, Lidochka, empieza a poner trabas en la búsqueda, Nix se encuentra con un turbio secreto familiar que podría dinamitar su gobierno. Mientras, Arcana se despliega a través de un frenético desfile de sombras y personajes: una compañía de Teatro Verdadero, una persona repartida en dos cuerpos, una stripper que se desnuda en una pecera, una ilusionista que camina sobre las aguas, un grupo de rock que perdió a su batería en arenas movedizas. Todos se arrastran irremediablemente hacia el Caos que provocará la joven desaparecida.
The intense, compelling, and perversely erotic, final fourth-part to the glorious Miss Irene’s “Subjugated Samuel” series has arrived. In a world containing some of the most alluring, sadistic, decadent and sexually remorse women in literary history, one young man is about to conclude the journey that began in part-one with his unwilling stay at the home of the woman he would soon know as “MUMMY”. A journey that has seen him experience most every humiliating cruelty a woman can visit upon a man and is about to conclude in the most ultimate and irrevocable unmanning. Episode-Length: 35000-words. SEXUALLY EXPLICIT ADULT MATERIAL