Of Blood and Desire
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Anna Santos
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-26 - Publisher: Crystal Palace Publishing

Violet is a deadly huntress and sorceress who has waited for a long time to have her revenge and punish her vampire sire, Ewan. In an undercover mission, she gets close to him by pretending to be someone else. Meanwhile, the black widows—an evolution of the vampires with psychic powers—are becoming a problem for the secret organization she works for. The huntress needs to use all her tricks to get closer to Ewan and gain his trust. But the more time she spends with him, the more she understands that she might not be that immune to his charms. Worse, Ewan seems changed—different from the coldhearted bastard that she remembered. Still, her emotional connection with her sorcerer master becomes stronger every day. Fighting against old feelings and trying to deal with the new ones, Violet finds herself being the object of desire of two dominant males who will do anything to win her heart. However, Violet has a job to do and Ewan might be the one with the final piece to find the Vampire Creator and stop his evil plan. With time running out, Violet needs to decide if she wants to let go of her past and embrace her new immortal and powerful self or fall into old habits and give up on everything that she accomplished so far. Read the epic conclusion to this sexy Urban Fantasy story with powerful beings born to fight the vampires and a story of redemption and healing that will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Magic of Blood and Sea
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A pirate princess and a cursed assassin find their fates intertwined in this gorgeous and thrilling adventure. Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an ally pirate clan. She wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to a handsome and clueless man. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns that her fiancé’s clan has sent an assassin after her. And when this assassin, Naji, finally finds her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse—with a life-altering result. Now, Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work to complete three impossible tasks that will cure the curse. Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must face the repercussions of betraying her engagement that set her off on her adventures. Together, the two must break the curse, escape their enemies, and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.
The Bite, the Breast and the Blood
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Amy Williams Wilson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-28 - Publisher: McFarland

"Central to every vampire story is the undead's need for human blood. Equally compelling is the human ingestion of vampire blood, which creates a bond. This analysis of vampire stories explores the benefits of the bonding experiences, arguing that readers and viewers are drawn to this genre because of our fascination with the relationship between human and maker"--
Fire and Desire
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jane M. Gaines
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-29 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In the silent era, American cinema was defined by two separate and parallel industries, with white and black companies producing films for their respective, segregated audiences. Jane Gaines's highly anticipated new book reconsiders the race films of this era with an ambitious historical and theoretical agenda. Fire and Desire offers a penetrating look at the black independent film movement during the silent period. Gaines traces the profound influence that D. W. Griffith's racist epic The Birth of a Nation exerted on black filmmakers such as Oscar Micheaux, the director of the newly recovered Within Our Gates. Beginning with What Happened in the Tunnel, a movie that played with race and sex taboos by featuring the first interracial kiss in film, Gaines also explores the cinematic constitution of self and other through surprise encounters: James Baldwin sees himself in the face of Bette Davis, family resemblance is read in Richard S. Robert's portrait of an interracial family, and black film pioneer George P. Johnson looks back on Micheaux. Given the impossibility of purity and the co-implication of white and black, Fire and Desire ultimately questions the category of "race movies" itself.
Women, the Book, and the Godly
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: Lesley Janette Smith, Lesley M. Smith, Jane H. M. Taylor
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Papers on women and religion in the middle ages, drawn from archive, manuscipt and early printed sources.