Blood Pressure

Author: Terence Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429913126
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Fiction

The secret war between vampires and humans escalates and the world will never be the same again... Christopher Jude Miller – fully grown and still human – has returned to New York to seek answers about his past. It is there he meets Joie, a young woman connected to his past, and falls into a twisted love triangle. He and Joie also realize that the magical forces that made both their lives possible have unexpected side effects, as they discover that united they have abilities neither knew of before - including the power to cure vampires. Created after the incidents that brought in the National Guard to contain the vampire zombie plague on the Lower East Side, Clean Slate Global is a covert ops organization formed to rid the world of vampires, run by ex-deputy mayor Jonathan Richmond. But Richmond unleashes an ancient evil with darker motives. It plots to use Christopher and Joie's power to eliminate all vampires from the Earth...with the exception of its own new and improved indestructible army of the undead.

Bite Marks

Author: Terence Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429931485
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Fiction

A teenage runaway is killed by a sadistic vampire with the pathology of a serial killer, who has stalked her family for over a decade. Brought back to life to feed on her child, she's killed again -- but not before reviving her first victim, her firstborn. The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby whose existence threatens to expose the entire vampire society. And they will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn't happen. In the downtown art world/club scene of New York City, Steven and Lori, an artist and a writer, are in the middle of a bad break up. Instead of being able to simply move on, they are stuck with each other, bound by a contract to do a book on vampires. When they stumble across the real thing, will their feelings for each other intensify as they're reunited to battle monsters they scarcely believe exist?

Dark Dreams

Author: Brandon Massey
Publisher: Dafina Books
ISBN: 0758207530
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Fiction

A collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other African-American authors.

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786455812
Release Date: 2010-07-07
Genre: Social Science

From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

My Life

Author: Bill Clinton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 140004393X
Release Date: 2004-06-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts, made the unlikely journey from Hope, Arkansas, to the White House—a journey fueled by an impassioned interest in the political process which manifested itself at every stage of his life: in college, working as an intern for Senator William Fulbright; at Oxford, becoming part of the Vietnam War protest movement; at Yale Law School, campaigning on the grassroots level for Democratic candidates; back in Arkansas, running for Congress, attorney general, and governor. We see his career shaped by his resolute determination to improve the life of his fellow citizens, an unfaltering commitment to civil rights, and an exceptional understanding of the practicalities of political life. We come to understand the emotional pressures of his youth—born after his father’s death; caught in the dysfunctional relationship between his feisty, nurturing mother and his abusive stepfather, whom he never ceased to love and whose name he took; drawn to the brilliant, compelling Hillary Rodham, whom he was determined to marry; passionately devoted, from her infancy, to their daughter, Chelsea, and to the entire experience of fatherhood; slowly and painfully beginning to comprehend how his early denial of pain led him at times into damaging patterns of behavior. President Clinton’s book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written—encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day bombardment of problems, personalities, conflicts, setbacks, achievements. It is a testament to the positive impact on America and on the world of his work and his ideals. It is the gripping account of a president under concerted and unrelenting assault orchestrated by his enemies on the Far Right, and how he survived and prevailed. It is a treasury of moments caught alive, among them: • The ten-year-old boy watching the national political conventions on his family’s new (and first) television set. • The young candidate looking for votes in the Arkansas hills and the local seer who tells him, “Anybody who would campaign at a beer joint in Joiner at midnight on Saturday night deserves to carry one box. . . . You’ll win here. But it’ll be the only damn place you win in this county.” (He was right on both counts.) • The roller-coaster ride of the 1992 campaign. • The extraordinarily frank exchanges with Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole. • The delicate manipulation needed to convince Rabin and Arafat to shake hands for the camera while keeping Arafat from kissing Rabin. • The cost, both public and private, of the scandal that threatened the presidency. Here is the life of a great national and international figure, revealed with all his talents and contradictions, told openly, directly, in his own completely recognizable voice. A unique book by a unique American. From the Hardcover edition.

Man and His Symbols

Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307800558
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.”—Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.”—John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.”—Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.”—Main Currents “Factual and revealing.”—Atlanta Times

Whispers in the Night

Author: Brandon Massey
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781617736094
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Fiction

Whatever you do, don’t turn off the lights… Cross the threshold into one man’s tortured mind, haunted by the mocking voices of his youth. Quench your insatiable thirst for terror at a bar where the drinks are abominable and the patrons never leave. Relive the harrowing Middle Passage that brought millions of African slaves to America—but this time with a spellbinding twist. Meet the malevolent entities that feed on human misery in the midst of a hurricane’s wrath. Endure a sweltering summer on a swamp inhabited by predatory spirits. From pulsating ecstasy to unspeakable tragedy, submit to the irresistible pull of the unknown in nineteen stories that will illuminate the horrors within—and without… Anthony Beal * Michael Boatman * Maurice Broaddus * Chesya Burke * Christopher Chambers * Lexi Davis * B. Gordon Doyle * Tananarive Due * Dameon Edwards * Robert Fleming * Rickey Windell George * L.R. Giles * Lawana James-Holland * Tish Jackson * Tenea Johnson * Brandon Massey * Terence Taylor * Randy Walker * Wrath James White PRAISE FOR WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT “Massey has another slam dunk with his third Dark Dreams anthology…excellent series. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Voices From The Other Side

Author: Brandon Massey
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780758278647
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction

From the untamed wilderness of ancient times to the concrete jungles of today, these sixteen excursions into nightmares will keep you awake long past the midnight hour--and praying for daylight. . . Beyond The Shadows. . . . . .they linger, showing themselves only to those brave enough to perceive them. . .willing to see beyond human existence and into the heart of darkness. Feel the racing pulse in the primal desire of werewolves. Embrace the aura of two gifted women as they unleash power beyond imagining. Savor the aroma of otherworldly flora planted in a unique patch of earth. They Walk The Night. . . . . .prepared to face terrors humans were never meant to confront. Chant with an African mystic as he protects his people from an entity of unbridled malice. Ride the dusty trails of the Old West in pursuit of monstrous legends. Sail on a ship of damned souls as it languishes in the depths of forbidden waters. Linda Addison L.A. Banks Anthony Beal Michael Boatman Maurice Broaddus Chesya Burke Patricia E. Canterbury Christopher Chambers Eric Jerome Dickey B. Gordon Doyle Tananarive Due Brian Egeston Rickey Windell George L.R. Giles Brandon Massey Lawana Holland-Moore Terence Taylor

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0062301675
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473521919
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Social Science

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

The Trouble with Twilight

Author: Steve Wohlberg
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 9780768490602
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Religion

The Trouble With Twilight is an informative, well-documented, and up-to-date commentary about not only the Twilight book series and movies, but also the culture of occultism and its particular enticements for today’s youth and young adults. Revealed are little-known facts that will surprise many parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles—whoever loves children and youth. Forces greater than authors or Hollywood are influencing millions of young people, yet they know it not. You should understand these forces. The Trouble With Twilight: • Exposes the lure and dangers of occultism. • Explains how even “ethical vampirism” fuels interest in Wicca, magick, spells, and covens. • Demonstrates how authors, publishing companies, and young people are being subtly manipulated by an ancient intelligence. • Reveals a cosmic controversy over blood. • Exalts an Eternal Lover—Who loves you! Includes modern-day stories, facts, and findings that bring the seriousness of today’s vampire craze right to the kitchen table of life in your very own neighborhood—or home.

The Iron Heel

Author: Jack London
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HWKSYZ
Release Date: 1907
Genre:

In the twenty-seventh century, scholars of a Socialist utopian state discover the Everhard Manuscript which details the early struggles in the twentieth century against a Fascist-type state ruled by the Trusts.

Blood Colony

Author: Tananarive Due
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416579250
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Fiction

Acclaimed for seven novels, ranging from supernatural thrillers to historical fiction, which have garnered her a multitude of fans and awards, Tananarive Due now imagines the story of an ancient group of immortals -- a hidden African clan that has survived for more than a thousand years -- facing one of the most challenging issues of our time: the AIDS/HIV pandemic. There's a new drug on the street: Glow. Said to heal almost any illness, it is distributed by an Underground Railroad of drug peddlers. But what gives Glow its power? Its main ingredient is blood -- the blood of immortals. A small but powerful colony of immortals is distributing the blood, slowly wiping out the AIDS epidemic and other diseases around the world. Meet Fana Wolde, seventeen years old, the only immortal born with the Living Blood. She can read minds, and her injuries heal immediately. When her best friend, a mortal, is imprisoned by Fana's family, Fana helps her escape -- and together they run away from Fana's protected home in Washington State to join the Underground Railroad. But Fana has more than her parents to worry about: Glow peddlers are being murdered by a violent, hundred-year-old sect with ties to the Vatican. Now, when Fana is most vulnerable, she is being hunted to fulfill an ancient blood prophecy that could lead to countless deaths. While her people search for Fana and race to unravel the unknown sect's mysterious origins, Fana must learn to confront the deadly forces -- or she and everyone she loves will die.