This guide offers analyses of all Faulkner's short stories, published and unpublished, that were not incorporated into novels or turned into chapters of a novel. Seventy-one stories receive individual critical analysis and evaluation.
"Inspirational author, Aimee Martin, with her polished and down to earth style draws you in to a beautiful, emotional tale so true to life you get the sense you are hearing the story over coffee with the girl next door." Leah Lawrence, contributing writer for the Messianic Times Sometimes childhood dreams come true. They did for Brinley Lambert. Hard work and study saw her climbing to the heights as a young actress until a horrible accident took the life of someone she loved and her dream became a nightmare. Faith shouldn't be fragile, but Brinley's died in that accident and she buried it along with her best friend's coffin.
When she said goodbye to Annie Cross, she closed the door on God and any desire for a future filled with love and happiness. But a handsome stranger in a Stetson strolled into her life and showed her that things are not always as they seem...
Sounding Like a No-No traces a rebellious spirit in post–civil rights black music by focusing on a range of offbeat, eccentric, queer, or slippery performances by leading musicians influenced by the cultural changes brought about by the civil rights, black nationalist, feminist, and LGBTQ movements, who through reinvention created a repertoire of performances that have left a lasting mark on popular music. The book's innovative readings of performers including Michael Jackson, Grace Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eartha Kitt, and Meshell Ndegeocello demonstrate how embodied sound and performance became a means for creativity, transgression, and social critique, a way to reclaim imaginative and corporeal freedom from the social death of slavery and its legacy of racism, to engender new sexualities and desires, to escape the sometimes constrictive codes of respectability and uplift from within the black community, and to make space for new futures for their listeners. The book's perspective on music as a form of black corporeality and identity, creativity, and political engagement will appeal to those in African American studies, popular music studies, queer theory, and black performance studies; general readers will welcome its engaging, accessible, and sometimes playful writing style, including elements of memoir.
Three lives are forever changed by a visit to the Castle of the Hidden Grotto. “Readers will be… seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights.” A Romance Review Dr. Elijah Wheeler, a professor of mythological studies, visits the castle along with his assistant, Thomas Lee, and his daughter Catherine. A self-described “disciple of the physical sciences,” Catherine rebuffs Tom’s marriage proposal in part because she scorns his field of study. But her conviction that all the mysteries of the world can be explained away by science is challenged when the sexually naive young woman is awakened by the invisible Darius to the pleasures of the flesh.
Elijah, intrigued by the lascivious satyr-and-nymph bathhouse statues, is transported back in time to witness Inigo and the voluptuous Mara posing for them. RT BookReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner. This 86-page stand-alone novella is a revised and expanded edition of a story that was originally published by Bantam Dell in Book 1 of a paranormal series written under a different pen name. That book was an RT BookReviews Top Pick and was honored with their Reviewers’ Choice Award.
“The sensuality is what sets this story apart. Readers will be transfixed by the tableaux that [Crane] presents, and seduced by the lure of so many forbidden delights…. These stories will fascinate the reader and whet her appetite for the books to come.” –A Romance Review “The story line is unique… leading to a fascinatingly intense tale. Some of the sexual encounters are vividly graphic, but seems apropos when one considers the castle’s inhabitants and their sagas. Readers will want return engagements to this interesting castle.” –Genre Go Round The Desire Eternal Series: At the Castle of the Hidden Grotto, you’ll discover a world of sensuality and mystery, courtesy of four beautiful immortals who strive to fulfill their guests’ most secret longings—and their own unruly appetites. You’ll meet Elic, a tall Nordic álfr who can morph from male to female; Lili, an insatiable goddess of ancient Babylonia; Inigo, a handsome and playfully lusty satyr; and Darius, a shape-shifting djinni obligated to satisfy the unspoken desires of any human he touches. Step into the Castle of the Hidden Grotto and lose yourself in a realm of entrancement, temptation, and intoxicating passion. This series is comprised of stand-alone books containing complete stories. The Desire Eternal Books in Order: These are the books that are published or planned at this time. There will be more to come. Book 1: Immortal Possession, a novella Book 2: Lick of the Flame, a novel Book 3: Body of Knowledge, a novella Book 4: Demons of Flesh and Stone, a novella Book 5: Property of the Viscount, a novel Book 6: Certain Devils, a novella Book 7: The English Courtesan, a novel Book 8: Open to Instruction, a novella Book 9: That Lovin’ Feeling, a novel Book 10: Hunger,
Thirteen-year-old Armond Costa heals in three days, no matter what abuse his uncle and aunt inflict upon him. On his fourteenth birthday, he sprouts wings and discovers his aunt and uncle had lied to him. He's the lost Golden Demon's Healer.
His father, King of the Golden Demons, insists he return with him and save his people from being persecuted by their mortal enemies, the Dark Demons. Now, Armond must choose between the Ellis brothers and seventeen-year-old Rusty Owens-the only family he's ever known-or condemn the Golden Demons to extinction.
Kniha je souborem rozhovorů, které postupně vycházely v časopise Sorry a představuje tak průřez názorů, glos i poznámek, které se váží nejen k příslušné době; v mnoha ohledech jsou totiž nadčasové a demonstrují často svéráznou filozofii i životní postoj zahrnutých postav. Čtenář se tak v textu můžeme setkat s takovými osobnostmi jako Ivan Martin Jirous, Ladislav Kuk, Anna Koubová, Dušan Všelicha, Vincent Venera, David Černý, Tony Ducháček, Martin Myšička, Ladislav Frej ml., Andrej Stankovič, Jan Haubert, Štěpán Jiřík, Jiří Tichý, Adéla Pánková, Jan Pelc, Jaroslav Róna, Petr Hraboš Hrabalik, Ivan Brezina, František Čuňas Stárek, Ivan Vojnár, Ladislav Horáček či Luděk Marks.