Deadly Redemption Mills Boon Intrigue Daughters Of Myth Book 3

Author: Kathleen Korbel
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 140893857X
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Unleash the untamed passions of the underworld in these deliciously wicked tales of paranormal romance. Orla, youngest daughter of the Fairy Queen, is almost as famous for her powers of seduction as she is for her rebellious nature.

Deadly Redemption

Author: Kathleen Korbel
Editor: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 174278139X
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Forced together by circumstance. Orla, youngest daughter of the Fairy Queen, is almost as famous for her powers of seduction as she is for her rebellious nature. So when her ill–advised attempt at the throne unleashes the threat of civil war, Orla faces a stern penalty: Marry the fearsome prince of the enemy fairy clan, Liam the Avenger. As his wife, Orla is infuriated by the warrior's brusque, cold indifference and her own uncontrollable craving for his touch. Now, as she works to redeem herself by restoring balance to the kingdom, Orla must dare to capture the one prize she may forever be denied: Her husband's carefully guarded heart.

Romance Fiction A Guide To The Genre 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692357
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Mikha El S Daughter

Author: M Meehan
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ISBN: 9781977218452
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Princess Luci-va isn't your average nephilim. Not only is she the beautiful daughter of Lucifer, she's a princess of Hell and leader of the wraith-demons, a legion of highly-feared beings that terrify angels, demons and humans alike. But at the end of the day she's just a sarcastic, hamburger-eating, trash TV watching, sarcastic girl. She's a 320-year-old wild-child, who spends her time consuming souls, kicking around with her best friend a grumpy, demonic dragon named Orobas and generally making mischief. Luci-va can usually be found at The Middle Ground, a surreal outpost open to both angels and demons, where the armies of Heaven and Hell routinely clash and where deals are made for human souls. It's here that Luci-va meets Archangels Mikha'el and Gavri'el. They reveal a shocking truth, that she's not, in fact, a demonic nephilim but Mikha'el's long-lost daughter, stolen by Lucifer centuries ago. Her memory freed by Gavri'el from Lucifer's hold, her mind reels. Losing herself, she abandons her life and responsibilities. Torn between who she truly is and who she's been for so long, she mourns the loss of a life she never knew she had. Heartsick and confused, Luci-va is unable to break free of the only home and family she's ever known. Yet, with a deep sense that she no longer belongs, she wanders the endless labyrinthian bowels of Hell for enlightenment, redemption and a way forward, and one day she finds it. She stumbles upon a legion of angelic POW's that have long been hidden from her sight. She vows to help her brutalized brothers, but fate has other plans. The Archangel Mikha'el stages a daring raid, captures Luci-va and steals her away to Heaven where her psychic wounds can be mended. Upon arrival, Luci-va's lack of cooperation soon manifests. Fists fly as Mikha'el and his equally strong nephilim daughter battle for hours. Finally captured and strapped to a table of steel, she is forced to dry out from her addiction to consuming souls. She is wracked by fits of fevered madness so violent they threaten to tear the ordered, tranquil, celestial realm to its foundations. Her screams and pleading summon the wraiths, who threaten Heaven from all sides, moving in closer and closer. At last the spell is broken and the wraiths disappear; she is finally free from her addiction. But there is still plenty more work to be done. Recovery isn't easy and the blinding splendor of Heaven proves a difficult retreat for a psychically shattered denizen of the underworld. She even goes so far as to cause dissention, so that she might be thrown out of this glorious realm. Her lucid moments prove little better. Her confrontation with her past cruelty fuels a self-loathing that drives her to the emotional abyss. Luci-va, though wrapped in Heaven's steady embrace, plummets to her own private Hell. A brief field trip to visit the descendants of her human mother provides the perfect opportunity for her to slip her shackles. A small lie, a well-placed crack on the jaw and a furious sprint to the gates of Hell return Luci-va to that darkest of lands, once again among old companions who appreciate her mordant whit, seductive cunning and lethal skills. Chief among her admirers being Lucifer himself.

Lot S Daughters

Author: Robert M. Polhemus
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750516
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An incisive and provocative work on male-female relationships explores the complex relationship of fathers and daughters and of older men and younger females in history, life, art, and culture.

The Myth Of The American Superhero

Author: John Shelton Lawrence
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849113
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From the Superman of comic books to Hollywood's big-screen action stars, Americans have long enjoyed a love affair with the superhero. In this engaging volume John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett explore the historical and spiritual roots of the superhero myth and its deleterious effect on Americas democratic vision. Arguing that the superhero is the antidemocratic counterpart of the classical monomyth described by Joseph Campbell, the authors show that the American version of the monomyth derives from tales of redemption. In settings where institutions and elected leaders always fail, the American monomyth offers heroes who combine elements of the selfless servant with the lone, zealous crusader who destroys evil. Taking the law into their own hands, these unelected figures assume total power to rid the community of its enemies, thus comprising a distinctively American form of pop fascism. Drawing widely from books, films, TV programs, video games, and places of superhero worship on the World Wide Web, the authors trace the development of the American superhero during the twentieth century and expose the mythic patterns behind the most successful elements of pop culture. Lawrence and Jewett challenge readers to reconsider the relationship of this myth to traditional religious and social values, and they show how, ultimately, these antidemocratic narratives gain the spiritual loyalties of their audiences, in the process inviting them to join in crusades against evil. Finally, the authors pose this provocative question: Can we take a holiday from democracy in our lives of fantasy and entertainment while preserving our commitment to democratic institutions and waysof life?

Living With Myths

Author: Paul Zanker
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199228698
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to Roman sarcophagi, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art history.

Understanding Parricide

Author: Kathleen M. Heide
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195176669
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Understanding Parricide is the most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide, double parricides, and familicides. As a clinician, she explains the reasons behind the killings. Understanding Parricide includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.