[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, werewolves, public exhibition, HEA] Greg Stevens and Andrew Dean met online years ago through a mutual interest—they are both shifters, enhanced humans able to take the form of wolves at will.
When Greg's English pack decides to form a merger with an American pack, he jumps at the chance to act as an ambassador, as well as meet Andrew in the flesh. After a nervous start, their relationship quickly moves up to the next level, and love soon blossoms. At the same time, though, Greg is busy interviewing Andrew's pack to see if they're suitable to merge with his own. Are the two packs compatible? And what will happen to Greg and Andrew's relationship if they aren't?
Beneath the Sheltering Oak author returns with his latest work, Voodoo through My Eyes is a Voodoo 101 from the New Orleans traditions. Within its pages you will find an introduction to the Orisha and Loa, descriptions of some of the "tools" used by many of the practitioners, workings for specific Spirits and recipes of his own creation.
Oliver Goldsmith arrived in England in 1756 a penni Irishman.
He toiled for years in the anonymity of Grub Street already a synonym for impoverished hack writers before he became one of literary London s most celebrated authors. Norma Clarke tells the extraordinary story of this destitute scribbler turned gentleman of letters as it unfolds in the early days of commercial publishing, when writers livelihoods came to depend on the reading public, not aristocratic patrons. Clarke examines a network of writers radiating outward from Goldsmith: the famous and celebrated authors of Dr. Johnson s Club and those far fortunate brothers of the quill trapped in Grub Street. Clarke emphasizes Goldsmith s sense of himself as an Irishman, showing that many of his early literary acquaintances were Irish emigres: Samuel Derrick, John Pilkington, Paul Hiffernan, and Edward Purdon. These writers tutored Goldsmith in the ways of Grub Street, and their influence on his development has not previously been explored. Also Irish was the patron he acquired after 1764, Robert Nugent, Lord Clare. Clarke places Goldsmith in the tradition of Anglo-Irish satirists beginning with Jonathan Swift. He transmuted troubling truths about the British Empire into forms of fable and nostalgia whose undertow of Irish indignation remains perceptible, if just barely, beneath an equanimous English surface. To read Brothers of the Quill is to be taken by the hand into the darker corners of eighteenth-century Grub Street, and to laugh and cry at the absurdities of the writing life. "
The hunt for a killer leads to a battle between justice and desire… For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law…and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming café in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana. But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything—including his badge and his life—on the line to protect her.
An important work on an essential subject, Fierce Angels explores and explodes the idea of the “strong black woman” as never before.
Authoritative yet deeply personal and daringly confessional, Sheri Parks’s bold new study of the black female’s role as communal savior and martyr will challenge and change anyone who reads it. Fierce Angels exposes the overwhelming emotional costs—as well as the benefits—attached to this role.
Parks, an esteemed scholar and popular media personality, provides exclusive interviews and astute analysis, as well as accounts of her own searing and inspiring experiences, to highlight the myths and the realities of black women’s lives. Beginning with the oldest ongoing archetype, the Dark Feminine, Parks reveals the layered significance of the fertility of darkness—the abyss out of which the world was spoken into existence, the primordial creator in ancient Greek, Sumerian, and West African cultures, and the essence of Mother Earth herself. As these myths matured, they played critical parts in the assignment of maternal roles to women of African descent, the Dark Feminine acquiring a particularly acrid scent once she crossed the Atlantic Ocean in shackles, bound for a life of slavery. Parks traces the development of the “strong black woman” throughout her life on Southern plantations and New York streets and in count kitchens in between. From the Black Madonna celebrated by Italian Americans to the nurturing and self “Mammy” forced to nurse her master’s child before her own, these abiding symbols of fortitude and dependability only solidified the mold into which the powerful dark woman was cast and paved a path that her descendants would have no choice but to follow. Fierce Angels follows the inheritors of this legacy of power, compassion, and familial devotion into today’s world, seeing her in Coretta Scott King, who relinquished her dreams for those of her husband, and in Angela Dawson, a mother in East Baltimore whose home was fire-bombed when she tried to save her community from drug dealers. Parks also shares important examples from entertainment, cogently reexamined and in some cases surprisingly reclaimed, from Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind to the no-nonsense Lieutenant Anita Van Buren played by S. Epatha Merkerson on Law & Order. Bringing it all home, Parks recalls the personal costs she’s paid for her own identity and fascinatingly captures those moments when she is expected to be all and know all, whether for her students at work or for strangers in the produce aisle in the supermarket. She investigates the support systems holding these stereotypes in place—latched onto by those both within and outside the traditional black community—and challenges readers, mothers, and daughters alike to examine how damaging and rewarding the assignment of this role can be and to take control of it within their lives. Credible and cathartic, piercing and provocative, Fierce Angels is a book born of pain and introspection, a work sure to stir debate and become the primary source on this vital topic.
Pada era media sosial seperti sekarang ini, mungkin kita mengira bahwa tak ada lagi orang yang terlalu takut untuk berbicara. Semua pendapat yang ada di pikiran kita bebas diutarakan secara terbuka. Akan tetapi, tidak demikian kenyataannya. Masih banyak orang-orang yang takut berpendapat karena khawatir di-bully. Dianggap musuh karena pendapat dan keyakinannya berbeda dari masyarakat kebanyakan. Ada pula yang takut bicara karena khawatir suaranya tak didengar, tenggelam oleh riuhnya pembicaraan lain yang dianggap lebih penting. Dari situ, saya kemudian sadar bahwa orang-orang masih ragu bersuara karena belum banyak orang yang bersedia "mendengarkan". Mendengarkan dengan hatinya dan membuang jauh-jauh perasaan menyingkirkan ketidaksepahaman. Oleh karena itu, melalui suara-suara saya dalam buku ini, saya mengajak kalian untuk meningkatkan keberanian. Cobalah untuk berani berbicara. Cobalah untuk berani menerima perbedaan dan memahaminya. Setelah itu, mari kita belajar untuk menjadi juru bicara yang bermartabat bagi bangsa Indonesia.