Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A 50+ page collection of intense moments and amazing insights from the dangerously romantic world of the Fallen series. A party that goes terribly wrong, Arriane on a heavenly shopping spree, Daniel navigating the streets of L.A., Miles taking a step into darkness, an uncomfortable scene at Shoreline, an angel on the hunt, and a deleted scene of a date between Luce and Daniel make up this digital collection, offering a unique glimpse into the world of Fallen, a must for any fan of Lauren Kate. Includes a preview chapter of Lauren Kate’s newest novel, Teardrop.
Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
Publisher: Belgrave House
In 1888 intrepid tabloid reporter Diana Spaulding travels to Denver, Colorado, not to cover a story for her newspaper but to help her mother, who has been accused of murdering Diana’s estranged father. But Elmira Torrence has had a rough couple of years and the one-time society matron may very well have killed her ex-spouse. It’s hard for Diana to tell, since Elmira has disappeared. (2nd of the Diana Spaulding Mystery series) Historical mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Pemberley Press
Emotion, Embodiment, and Ethics in American Women's Environmental Writing, 1781-1924
Author: Karen L. Kilcup
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In 1844, Lydia Sigourney asserted, "Man's warfare on the trees is terrible." Like Sigourney many American women of her day engaged with such issues as sustainability, resource wars, globalization, voluntary simplicity, Christian ecology, and environmental justice. Illuminating the foundations for contemporary women's environmental writing, Fallen Forests shows how their nineteenth-century predecessors marshaled powerful affective, ethical, and spiritual resources to chastise, educate, and motivate readers to engage in positive social change. Fallen Forests contributes to scholarship in American women's writing, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and feminist rhetoric, expanding the literary, historical, and theoretical grounds for some of today's most pressing environmental debates. Karen L. Kilcup rejects prior critical emphases on sentimentalism to show how women writers have drawn on their literary emotional intelligence to raise readers' consciousness about social and environmental issues. She also critiques ecocriticism's idealizing tendency, which has elided women's complicity in agendas that depart from today's environmental orthodoxies. Unlike previous ecocritical works, Fallen Forests includes marginalized texts by African American, Native American, Mexican American, working-class, and non-Protestant women. Kilcup also enlarges ecocriticism's genre foundations, showing how Cherokee oratory, travel writing, slave narrative, diary, polemic, sketches, novels, poetry, and expos intervene in important environmental debates.
Author: Jocelyn Kirk
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Hannah Winstead’s life is rudely interrupted at age seventeen when her guardians attempt to force her to marry their friend Lord Earling. Unsure of her right to refuse, she runs away. A handsome, intriguing young sea captain, Aaron Clarke, is shocked to find Hannah nearly frozen in a barn. He abets her escape by taking her on board his ship bound for America. Hannah adjusts to her new life and develops her skill and passion for dress design, while assisting Captain Clarke in the care of his wards, two young boys. All is well until Lord Earling arrives on the scene. After an angry confrontation with Hannah, Lord Earling returns to the local inn, where the sheriff discovers him a few days later—brutally murdered. The prime suspect: Miss Hannah Winstead!
Author: Stella Barbaretta
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Marley Gayle Kellerman is a headstrong and imaginative child raised on a Pennsylvania farm in the 1950s . She finds great adventure riding the rolling hills of her imaginative Old West , on her horse Lightening, which closely resembles an overused broom. Marley's imagination serves as an escape from the real pain that she experiences in the hands of her mother, but she can see that there is more reason for her mother's anger than Marley herself can provide. Marley strikes back through her imagination, and finds this retaliation a source of strength and satisfaction. Not heeding her mother's warning to stay away from him, Marley befriends a black man who has moved into her neighbor's farm. She spends time with him and grows to love him, which makes her best friend feel unwanted and angry. Marley searches for an answer after her new friend disappears without a trace, leaving behind the few possessions he owned. Marley finds herself a teen keeping a secret that could destroy, avenging a murder, and fighting for her own life. The reader will find a little of themselves in Marley. They will say what she has said, they will do what she has done, or wish they had. Stella Barbaretta
Author: Henry Porter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'He came on the shortest day of the year between the storms that carried the sea twenty miles inland and the great snow of that winter. But before his arrival there was an equally mysterious disappearance...' The first in a trilogy, THE MASTER OF THE FALLEN CHAIRS sees thirteen-year-old orphan Kim living with his elusive guardian, surly tutor and various servants in a grand but dilapidated old house called Skirl. When one of the servant girls goes missing, a dark cloud descends on the house. The arrival of a stranger in the dead of night plunges everything further into mystery, and introduces a bit of magic to the mix too...
Author: Anjana Basu
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Set in contemporary Communist-ruled West Bengal, Black Tongue explores the story of a young servant girl and her employer whom destiny brings together in an intricate dance of love and hate. Street-smart and sassy, 16-year-old Maya has aspirations beyond her means. Then, she disappears. Amrita, Maya's employer and a social worker, is charged with her death. The ubiquitous Party also begins to investigate the murder, a murder that turns out to be not quite what it seems. Maya believes that her black tongue has wrecked Amrita's beautiful world. Hate simmers in her. Amrita, in a bid to save herself, turns to ex-lover Paresh, the minister's right-hand man. Maya's brother, Naren, a cadre worker, sees an opportunity to make a fast buck in her disappearance. Is this part of a sinister, bigger plan? Or are they shielding somebody? Through the novel, Anjana Basu, explores the contradictions that connect middle-class Kolkata and its urban slums with rural West Bengal. As the events unfold, the story looks askance at a strange, but recurrent socio-political phenomenon typical of West Bengal: pre-modern superstition existing in the interstices of an enlightened political apparatus.
Author: Mary Hooper
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Grace carries a heavy burden from her past. Will her dark secret come back to haunt her and jeopardise the sister she fiercely protects? A thrilling tale set in the Victorian era by acclaimed author Mary Hooper.
A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past
Author: W. Michael Gear,Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Forge Books
In People of the Raven, award-winning archaeologists and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear spin a vivid and captivating tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world, the Kennewick Man---a Caucasoid male mummy dating back more than 9,000 years---found in the Pacific Northwest on the banks of the Columbia River. A white man in North America more than 9,000 years ago? What was he doing there? With the terrifying grandeur of melting glaciers as a backdrop, People of the Raven shows animals and humans struggling for survival amidst massive environmental change. Mammoths, mastodons, and giant lions have become extinct, and Rain Bear, the chief of Sandy Point Village, knows his struggling Raven People may be next. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A Novel of the Fallen Angels
Author: J.R. Ward
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes the second Novel of the Fallen Angels, and a deadly new mission for the reluctant savior enlisted to protect the future of humanity… Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and demon with everything to lose. Isaac Rothe is a black ops solider with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender, Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her is a totally wrong place/wrong time kind of thing—and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the solider in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil...
Author: Justine Elyot
Publisher: Random House
A lady of pleasure... In the backstreets of London in 1865, James Stratton makes his living writing saucy stories for anonymous clients. But then he receives an enquiry of a far more personal nature. Lady Augusta Heathcote is blind and has lived a very sheltered life, overseen by her watchful companion Mrs Shaw. But Augusta has a yearning to experience the intimate pleasures of dominance and submission and she makes James an offer he finds impossible to refuse...