From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love. The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion. The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.
Alli’s life was pure passion and her love for music and dance was what fuelled her. As tragedy and intrigue surround her she falls deeply in love with a man consumed by a hatred born in the terror of a bush war where members of his family were murdered, and that hatred remained imprisoned in his heart and in his life. Their lives become entangled through the Shadow and the Rose and Alli is forced to face a time of horror, bloodshed and fear to protect him from a truth that could send him over the edge. She finds solace in the arms of another and her compassion and determination to win the friendship of this man surpasses all and becomes a burning desire that her heart and life would not and could not relinquish. The realization that in truth she was in love with two men at the same time. But one would leave her heart sad and weeping.
"Thrilling, exciting and one of the best paranormal series I’ve read."—Boundless Book Reviews Save 35% when you buy The Shadow and Light box set, Books 1-3 Broke and living in a one-bedroom apartment the size of a closet is not what you’d expect from an elite Hunter like me. But Hunting demons and half-breeds isn’t your average nine-to-five job with benefits. The hours are long and the pay usually sucks. I didn’t think I was going to make rent again until the Council, the group of angel-born who’d shunned me all those years ago, offered me a job—a paying one.I could either tell them to shove it, or take the job. So what’s a gal to do? Take the gig, of course. Everything would have worked out fine if the Council hadn’t forced me to work the case with Jax—an angel-born warrior who happened to be way too pretty to be legal. Turns out Jax has an agenda of his own and is determined to make my life hell, but I’m stuck with him. For now. And things went downhill from there when I found out the demon I’m Hunting is a Greater demon. And yeah, it’s Hunting me too. Swell. Recommended for mature YA+ due to language. The Shadow and Light series are sassy, fast-paced urban fantasy filled with demons, angels, vampires, werewolves, witches, fae, leprechauns, jinn, and shifters. If you enjoy urban fantasy books with a kick-ass heroine and plenty of action, suspense and humor, then you’ll love reading the Shadow and Light series. Grab your copy today!
Ryan doesn’t expect too much from his weekend at the Shadows and Souls fan convention in Tahoe -- he wants to meet his online friends, engage in a few heated debates about the plot for the upcoming season, and maybe shake the hand of the TV show’s star, Johnny Marlowe. But his weekend goes off course almost immediately after his arrival. First, the hotel loses his booking. Then Johnny Marlowe talks to him like they’re actual friends. And while his head is still spinning, a ghost attacks him in the elevator. Despite fighting ghosts every week on television, Johnny Marlowe does not believe in the spirit world. However, he does believe he should get to know Ryan better. Fan or not, the man is not only gorgeous, he’s down-to-earth, fun, and makes Johnny forget about the fake life he’s forced to lead and the ex-boyfriend who refused to participate in the charade. Unfortunately, every time Johnny tries to get close to the handsome ginger, something explodes or the earth shakes or lights blink out -- and none of that is as sexy as it sounds. Johnny doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he knows he has to get to the bottom of this haunting if he ever wants to get close to his biggest fan.
Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism's scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as Breton, Aragon, Desnos, Dali, Bunuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous, though equally fascinating figures of the movement. Table of Contents:Available light / Paul Hammond Some surrealist advice / The Surrealist Group War letter / Jacques Vache On decor / Louis Aragon Cinema U.S.A. / Philippe Soupault Battlegrounds and commonplaces / Rene Crevel Against commercial cinema / Benjamin Peret Buster Keaton's College / Luis Bunuel Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dali The marvelous is popular / Ado Kyrou As in a wood / Andre Breton Picture palaces / Robert Desnos Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake / Bernard Roger The lights go up / Jacques Brunius Surrealism and cinema / Jean Goudal Introduction to black-and-white magic / Albert Valentin Crossing the bridge / Jacques Brunius Sorcery and cinema / Antonin Artaud The screen's prestige / Jacques Brunius Remarks on cinematic oneirism / Robert Benayoun The cinema, instrument of poetry / Luis Bunuel Malombra, aura of absolute love / The Romanian Surrealist Group Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture / The Surrealist Group The film and I / Ado Kyrou Cinemage / Man Ray Another kind of cinema / Marcel Marien Intention and surprise / Nora Mitrani The ideal summa / Petr Kral Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions / Gerard Legrand The fantastic - the marvelous / Ado Kyrou Concerning King Kong / Jean Ferry Larry Semon's message / Petr Kral Hands off love / The Surrealist Group Chaplin, the copper's nark / Jean-Louis Bedouin Manifesto of the Surrealists concerning L'ge d'orr / The Surrealist Group Zaroff; or, The prosperities of vice / Robert Benayoun Eroticism / Robert Desnos Eroticism = love / Ado Kyrou Au repas des guerrieres / Nelly Kaplan Female x film =
A peaceful integration of the Cluster with the Star Kingdom turns violent when corrupt Solarian League bureaucrats attempt to prevent the annexation, with only Honor Harrington's newly graduated midshipmen in their way.