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Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2002-09-24
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101146389
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Meet Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, in the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that “blends the genres of romance, horror and adventure with stunning panache”(Diana Gabaldon). Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series has captured readers’ wildest imaginations and addicted them to a seductive world where supernatural hungers collide with the desires of the human heart, starring a heroine like no other... Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy... “What The Da Vinci Code did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel.”—USA Today


Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2009-09-17
Page : 273
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0755370740
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'I don't date vampires. I kill them.' My name is Anita Blake. Vampires call me the Executioner. What I call them isn't repeatable. Ever since the Supreme Court granted the undead equal rights, most people think vampires are just ordinary folks with fangs. I know better. I've seen their victims. I carry the scars ... But now a serial killer is murdering vampires - and the most powerful bloodsucker in town wants me to find the killer.


Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 2002
Page : 266
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780515134490
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When innocent vampires are found murdered, the city's most powerful vampire hires Anita Blake, a vampire hunter known as "The Executioner," to investigate the crimes.


Author : C. L. Parker
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2014
Page : 260
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345548787
Description :


In this erotically charged sequel to A Million Dirty Secrets, demanding entrepreneur Noah Crawford, once he discovers the secret reason Lanie Talbot entered into their agreement in the first place, tries to end their relationship, but his feelings for her are too strong to let her go. Original.


Author : Sam Stall
Lou Harry
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2004
Page : 320
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 9781931686549
Description :


Alphabetical listing of things like TV programmes you don't admit to watching, convenience foods, music etc.


Author : Lawrence Sanders
Publisher : Wheeler Pub Incorporated
Release : 1999
Page : 353
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781568956343
Description :


A trusted family friend journeys from the Florida Everglades to the heights of the New York corporate world to explore the history of the Folsby family and reveal the dark secrets that could destroy their empire


Author : June Tate
Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
Release : 2012-03-01
Page : 192
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1780101430
Description :


Amid the dangers of WWII England, three women risk everything for love “sacrificing much to achieve their dreams . . . in this pleasurable historical romance” (Booklist). Southampton, 1940. As three women navigate the struggles of wartime England, their difficult choices—in love and survival—will bring them together and change their lives forever. For housewife Jenny, her husband’s word is law. But when he decides to enlist, she finds her own voice—and a new friendship with a young GI who becomes her guilty pleasure. Vibrant Rusty Dobbs is a prostitute by choice, and proudly makes a good living. But when she falls for an American captain, she pretends to be a typist to keep his respect—and win his love. And finally there is seventeen-year-old Sarah, who is drawn to the young prisoner of war Gunter—the enemy. If you follow your heart, there is always a price to pay. “Tate’s trademark complement of emotional interludes, nicely counterbalanced by intimate domestic detail, is on display [and] also offers a popular military setting in which even the antagonists are portrayed sympathetically.” —Booklist


Author : Elizabeth Lennox
Publisher : Elizabeth Lennox
Release : 2020-04-17
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 195045116X
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Secrets. Lies. And a mysterious house… Heiress Willow Jackson didn’t do commitment. Her father was on his fifth…or maybe sixth…wife, so Willow had seen too often how lives could be destroyed by marriage and infidelity. But when she discovers that she’s inherited a house…from a grandmother her father hadn’t ever told her about, Willow is determined to learn more about this mysterious woman. What she wasn’t prepared for was the tall, intimidating man snapping at her from the doorway of the creepy house. Cooper Adams stepped into Willow’s life, big and terrifyingly handsome in a scary, sexy way. He wasn’t ready for the intense awareness and yearning that she would provoke inside of him. And Willow definitely wasn’t prepared for the sweet, caring way that Cooper took care of his grandmother, showing her that men weren’t all idiots and jerks. But could Willow take a chance on Cooper? Did she dare to uproot her whole life, knowing that marriage and love were only temporary things?


Author : Arielle Zibrak
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2021-05-04
Page : 176
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1479807095
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"Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures reclaims the femme fictions dismissed as "trash" to celebrate the surprisingly cathartic pleasures of domination, privilege, and the material trappings of patriarchal culture"--


Author : Constance Freeman
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2006-03
Page : 150
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1411681029
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Vanessa is a beautiful young attorney with nothing but her career on her mind. She left a long-term relationship because she felt she didn't have the time to settle down. Until, she meets forbidden fruit. Dr. Preston Taylor, a handsome, young, separated yet married man that will make her forget all about her career and not having time for family. But...will her choice be easy since her ex is not completely out of her life. What about her handsome but untouchable client Terry Andrews? Her possibilities are endless. So what is a girl to do?


Author : Pamela Robertson
Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1996
Page : 195
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9780822317487
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Using detailed studies of stars such as Mae West, Joan Crawford and Madonna, Guilty Pleasures examines the tradition of feminist camp - a female form of aestheticism related to masquerade and rooted in burlesque, parallel but different to gay male camp.


Author : Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 2002
Page : 311
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Vampire hunter Anita Blake (known by the vampires she kills as "The Executioner") is hired by the most powerful vampire in the city to find out who has been murdering innocent vampires, in a new hardcover edition of the first Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel. Originally in paperback.


Author : Judith Cutler
Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
Release : 2011-12-23
Page : 208
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1780100787
Description :


A church party turns deadly for antiques dealer Lina Townend when she thwarts a thief in this British mystery. Helping out at a church fête is about the last thing Lina Townend wants to do on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. But since the vicar is an old friend, Lina finds herself agreeing to sell a bunch of bric-a-brac. Nothing too exciting happens at the harmless event—until someone tries to steal a tatty old snuff box. While the piece doesn’t look like much, it seems the box is valuable enough for the would-be thief to attack Lina’s business partner Griff, frame Lina for a crime—and kill an old friend. Lina never imagined a little old snuff box could cause so much trouble. Now, she has to clear her name by catching the real culprit, before anyone else gets snuffed out.


Author : Laura Little
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-11-12
Page : 272
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0190625775
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Few people associate law books with humor. Yet the legal world--in particular the American legal system--is itself frequently funny. Indeed, jokes about the profession are staples of American comedy. And there is actually humor within the world of law too: both lawyers and judges occasionally strive to be funny to deal with the drudgery of their duties. Just as importantly, though, our legal system is a strong regulator of humor. It encourages some types of humor while muzzling or punishing others. In a sense, law and humor engage a two-way feedback loop: humor provides the raw material for legal regulation and legal regulation inspires humor. In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor's effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law. In addition to interspersing amusing episodes from the legal world throughout the book, the book contains 75 New Yorker cartoons about lawyers and a preface by Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker.


Author : Laura Lee Guhrke
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2008-07-08
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0061734527
Description :


One of Daphne Wade's guilty pleasures is to watch the Duke of Tremore as he works, shirtless, on the excavation site of his ducal estate. Anthony Courtland is by far the most exciting and handsome man she has ever known, and she dreams of one day being able to speak with him without getting tongue tied. Anthony, meanwhile, only sees Daphne as a hard worker on his excavation team. He considers her a plain young lady and says so in a careless remark to a friend, unaware that Daphne is outside the library door, her heart shattering to pieces. So Daphne decides she will not be so silly any longer. She begins to be tutored in the social graces, forcing Anthony to see the beauty who has been right in front of his eyes.


Author : Hugh McIntosh
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 2018-09-24
Page : 184
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0813941660
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Guilty pleasures in one’s reading habits are nothing new. Late-nineteenth-century American literary culture even championed the idea that popular novels need not be great. Best-selling novels arrived in the public sphere as at once beloved and contested objects, an ambivalence that reflected and informed America’s cultural insecurity. This became a matter of nationhood as well as aesthetics: the amateurism of popular narratives resonated with the discourse of new nationhood. In Guilty Pleasures, Hugh McIntosh examines reactions to best-selling fiction in the United States from 1850 to 1920, including reader response to such best-sellers as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Ben Hur, and Trilby as well as fictional representations—from Trollope to Baldwin—of American culture’s lack of artistic greatness. Drawing on a transatlantic archive of contemporary criticism, urban display, parody, and advertising, Guilty Pleasures thoroughly documents how the conflicted attitude toward popular novels shaped these ephemeral modes of response. Paying close attention to this material history of novel reading, McIntosh reveals how popular fiction’s unique status as socially saturating and aesthetically questionable inspired public reflection on what it meant to belong to a flawed national community.


Author : Arielle Zibrak
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2021-05-04
Page :
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1479807125
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"My guilty pleasure wasn’t just reading low-brow fiction or even female-authored fiction, it was being femme itself." What is it about ribald romance novels, luxurious interior design, and frothy wedding dresses that often make women feel their desires come with a shadow of shame? In Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures, Arielle Zibrak considers the specifically pleasurable forms of feminine guilt and desire stimulated by supposedly “lowbrow” aesthetic tendencies. She takes up the overwhelming preoccupation with the experience of being humiliated, dominated, or even abused that has pervaded the stories that make up women’s culture—from eighteenth-century epistolary novels to popular twentieth-century teen magazine features to present-day romantic comedies. In three chapters—“Rough Sex,” “Expensive Sheets,” and “Saying Yes to the Dress”—that mirror the plot structures of feminine fictions themselves, this book tells the story of the desires that only the guiltiest of pleasures evoke. Zibrak reexamines documents of femme culture long dismissed as “trash” to reveal the surprisingly cathartic experiences produced by tales of domination, privilege, and the material trappings of the heteropatriarchy. Part of the Avidly Reads series, this slim book gives us a new way of looking at American culture. With the singular blend of personal reflection and cultural criticism featured in the series, Avidly Reads Guilty Pleasures reclaims women’s experiences for themselves.


Author : Gary J. Svehla
Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
Release : 2018-03-12
Page :
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 :
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Writers defend horror films that have been trashed by film critics and horror film fans. Titles covered include Maniac (1934), Sh! The Octopus, Voodoo Man, Unknown Island, Scared Stiff, Indestructible Man, Rodan, The Tingler, Flesh Eaters, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, King Kong (1976) and Dune.


Author : Lesley Livingston
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-02-14
Page : 352
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443446300
Description :


The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha's legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father's royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon's worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival. Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.


Author : Nikki Sloane
Publisher : Shady Creek Publishing
Release : 2018-12-30
Page : 332
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
Description :


I didn’t expect to fall off the stage and land in the powerful arms of this gorgeous man. He’s a brutal warrior on the rugby field and a delicate artist with the cello, and the combination is irresistible. His music seduces. It inspires my dancing and demands my surrender. I gave up on my dream once, and I’ll need his help to resume the chase. And when we take the stage together, I’m willing to give him everything. My submission. The dark secret I’ve been keeping. Even my tenuous heart. But will he want any of it once he knows the truth?