Ten agonizing months have gone by since Therese faced off against her parents’ murderer at Mount Olympus, and she suspects Thanatos’s absence is meant to send her a message: go on with your life. She tries to return Pete’s affections even though her heart aches for the god of death, but when Than shows up to take her hamster’s soul, she becomes infuriated when he says he’s “been busy.” In cahoots with her new friend, who's gotten in with the Demon Druggies at school, Therese takes a drug that simulates a near-death experience, planning to tell Than off so she can have closure and move on, but things go very, very wrong. Eventually she learns Than has been busy searching for a way to make her a god, and he’s found it, but it requires her to complete a set of impossible challenges designed by Hades, who hopes to see her fail.
Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz. For over four generations, children and adults alike have reveled in the magical adventures of its beloved folk. Now, for the first time in over seventy years, the second book about Oz is presented here in the same deluxe format as the rare first edition, complete with all 16 of the original John R.
Neill color plates, its colorful pictorial binding, and the many black-and-white illustrations that bring it to joyous life. First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump.
How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago. Afterword by Peter Glassman.
A facsimile of the rare first edition, complete with all 16 original color plates, a colorful pictorial binding, and over 125 of Neill's drawings. A Books of Wonder(R) Classic.
The newest master of 67 Clarges Street--that good address in London's fashionable Mayfair--is a single gentleman, the handsome, rich, and notorious rake Lord Guy Carlton. After years of fighting in the wars against Napoleon, the dashing lord is determined to kick up his heels with wine, women, and song, undeterred by appalled reaction. Never before have the Clarges Street servants earned so much money or eaten so well, but their pleasure-loving master seems liable to die of dissipation. In desperation, the staff, led by the witty and resourceful butler, Rainbird, sets out to find a 'good woman' who can calm the lord's boisterous spirit and save his black soul. Their search ends with the discovery of Miss Esther Jones of Berkeley Square, a prim and righteous woman who seems the perfect reformer.
But complications lie ahead as the servants' ingenious scheme creates warmhearted chaos both above and below the stairs at 67 Clarges Street, and no one, not even Miss Jones herself, is prepared for the transformation that ultimately takes place.
Note: This is Part 1 of Girl Discovers Girls. Part 1 is titled "Dorm Shave Girls." Bisexual Charlotte is proud of her formerly sheltered roommate Brittany - in the space of one night she's come out of her shell and realized how much she enjoys touching and playing with other girls.
When Brittany's long distance boyfriend Jake arrives on campus a day early, Brittany and Charlotte have to rearrange their plans to find hidden places on campus to fool around. Evening the odds, Charlotte recruits her friend Tom to come along, and the four head to campus. When a game of truth or dare starts, Tom wants to see Brittany and Charlotte kiss. Unknown to the guys, the girls are no stranger to this, and are eager to please, with one catch: they want the guys to kiss too.
What follows is a campus orgy to shock and titillate you. EXCERPT: “Truth or Dare?” he asked Charlotte. She frowned, “Dare.” “Charlotte is bisexual, aren’t you?” he looked down at the blonde cradled in his arms. She nodded emphatically; pursuing her lips just a little to make the motion a bit cuter. “I want to see it,” Tom declared, he looked over at Brittany, “I’ll dare you to make out with her right here in front of us.” Charlotte shrugged, tugging herself away from Tom, she didn’t bother to rise to her feet, she crawled across the space that separated her from the gorgeous redhead she’d seduced yesterday, was it that long ago already? Their lips met, Brittany responded passionately, the alcohol causing her to lose any inhibitions she might have had about kissing in front of strangers, about kissing a girl, or even about doing so in front of her boyfriend. Their tongues twined together for a moment before Charlotte pulled away, she tossed her hair over her shoulder as she turned to stare at Tom. One delicate blonde eyebrow arched as he swallowed, crossing his legs to hide his sudden erection. “I’ll bet you won’t get it on,” he declared, turning to Jake, “Do you think they will?” Jake shook his head, “Nope,” his voice sounded somewhat hopeful that he was wrong. He turned; his blue eyes wide as he watched his girlfriend grope at the blonde’s breasts. He swallowed; he’d never realized she was so hot before. Or, he stared as she groped the blonde’s ample breasts again, bisexual. What hadn’t she told him? Jake swallowed, staring as the blonde responded to Tom, “We’ll get it on,” her voice was husky and incredibly sexy, Jake had never wanted to fuck someone else more in his life, “If you get it on.” “What??” Jake heard the words coming out of his mouth. He stared as she turned back to Brittany, kissing her passionately, their tongues curled together; hands caressed the heavy swell of breasts. “If we do, they will,” Tom whispered in his ear, “Come on…” Jake stared again, his eyes wide as the two girls pulled apart again, “Okay,” he heard himself say. His cock throbbed inside of his pants, barely contained by the fabric of the jeans. The prospect of watching them make out was driving him crazy, like a secret fantasy he’d never even dared to dream that was suddenly coming true right before his eyes. “You first,” Charlotte’s oh-so-sexy voice told him; she pursued her lips, blowing them a tiny kiss. WARNING: This 4100+ erotic short story contains men kissing each other, girls kissing each other, and two men and two women having sex for pages and pages.
Deputy Sheriff Jon Sutherland reunites with his high school sweetheart when he responds to a silent alarm she sets off while house sitting. This chance meeting sends the sheriff and Zoe Westmoreland on a roller coaster run for their lives. Burglars escaping from her parents’ home, send her sprawling. Twice. Then she finds the gardener floating face down in the family pool and interrupts a burglary-in-progress next door. When the gardener's death is ruled a homicide Jon moves in to keep Zoe safe. Not all that easy. Two men try to force their vehicles off the road, and the one time Jon leaves Zoe alone those really bad guys show up again. Thanks to Zoe's quick thinking and resourcefulness, the crooks get a free ride to the hospital and she winds up in Jon’s arms for keeps.
Our established impressions of early Celtic Ireland have come down to us through the great Irish sagas: epic tales of heroic struggles between kings and warriors, of outlandish gods and wise Druids. But how do these images compare with the evidence revealed by the excavator's trowel? Recent archaeological research has transformed our understanding of the period. Reflecting this new generation of scholarship, Professor Barry Raftery presents the most convincing and up-to-date account yet published of Ireland in the millennium before the coming of Christianity. The transition from Bronze Age to Iron Age in Ireland brought many changes, not least the proliferation of imposing hillforts. Did these have a purely defensive role, or were they built for ceremonial or commercial purposes? When did the Celtic character of early Ireland emerge? New findings indicate that the construction of the country's great royal centers, such as Tara and Emain Macha, coincides with the first appearance in Ireland of the material culture of the European Celts - so-called La Tene artifacts. The author argues that these were the portable trappings of a rising aristocratic elite, which expressed its power by building highly visible monuments.
Professor Raftery also discusses the significant advances that took place in travel and transport, including the creation of the largest roadway in prehistoric Europe; the elusive lives of the common people; the idiosyncratic genius of the local metalsmiths; and the complex religious beliefs exemplified by standing stones, and offerings in rivers and lakes. He presents fascinating new material about Ireland's contacts with the Roman world, and in a final chapter he reviewsthe whole question of whether La Tene culture spread to Ireland through invasion or peaceful diffusion. Pagan Celtic Ireland is the definitive statement of what we currently know about the country's shadowy, Celtic origins. Generously illustrated throughout, it will be read avidly
This introduction to creative nonfiction examines the building blocks of nonfiction prose one by one, illustrating how individual voice and narrative strategies delineate this literary form from conventional nonfiction. Individual chapters are devoted to detail and description, characterization and scene, distinctive voice, intimate point-of-view, and the various ways in which writers discover the significance or universality of their work. Essays from contemporary nonfiction writers such as Henry Louis Gates, Norma Elia Cantu, Pico Iyer, Joan Didion, and others are integrated directly into the text to illustrate concepts.