The Dark Heroine

Dinner with a Vampire

Author: Abigail Gibbs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062267795

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 354

Do you fear me Violet Lee? Do you know what I could do to you? A chance encounter on a deserted street plunges Violet into a world beyond her wildest imaginings - a world of elegance and beauty where aristocratic vampires live for decadent pleasures…a place from which there is no escape… But beneath the splendor lies a darkness, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous heir to the throne, Kaspar Varn. As Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds, they soon discover that it’s a passion that comes at a price…

Dinner with a Vampire (The Dark Heroine, Book 1)

Author: Abigail Gibbs

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007503687

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1804

The addictive, enthralling debut by online sensation Abigail Gibbs. The sexiest romance you’ll read this year.

Autumn Rose (The Dark Heroine, Book 2)

Author: Abigail Gibbs

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007505000

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9258

The highly anticipated sequel to The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire

Autumn Rose

Author: Abigail Gibbs

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780007504992

Category: Family secrets

Page: 416

View: 5415

The highly anticipated sequel to The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire Her fate is set in stone... Autumn Rose lives in a sleepy seaside town in the south-west of England, but buried deep under the surface of her quiet life are dark secrets. Swirling marks on her skin mark her out as having extraordinary power, but at school she is shunned and condemned by the very people she is sworn to protect. But the appearance of a handsome young man at her school - who has the same curious markings as Autumn Rose - sends her world into turmoil. Plus, there is the fact that Autumn keeps dreaming of a human girl who is about to be seduced by a very dark Prince ... and Autumn must figure out how to save her before it is too late. The exhilarating sequel to The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire, the incredible online sensation.

Mass Authorship and the Rise of Self-Publishing

Author: Timothy Laquintano

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609384458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 1589

Drawing on eight years of research and interviews with more than eighty self-published writers, Mass Authorship avoids the polemics, instead showing how writers are actually thinking about and dealing with this brave new world. Timothy Laquintano compares the experiences of self-publishing authors in three distinct genres--poker strategy guides, memoirs, and romance novels--as well as those of writers whose self-published works hit major bestseller lists. He finds that the significance of self-publishing and the challenge it presents to traditional publishing depend on the aims of authors, the desires of their readers, the affordances of their platforms, and the business plans of the companies that provide those platforms.

A Girl's Guide to Vampires (Dark Ones Book One)

Author: Katie MacAlister

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942834

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3153

Joy Randall is a girl with big expectations and an even bigger love for vampire romance novels. Unsuccessful so far in her quest to find her soulmate, Joy can’t say no when her friend Roxy suggests a holiday to the Czech Republic. Tall, dark strangers? Tick. Craggy, romantic landscapes? Tick. Hoardes of centuries-old men who want to suck your blood? OK, that’s just Roxy’s over-active imagination. After all, vampires don’t exist . . . do they? Plagued by dreams of a handsome stranger, haunted by a mysterious prophecy, and pursued by three pale, brooding, slightly sinister suitors, Joy isn’t so sure now. Worried about her growing attraction to the enigmatic Raphael, she knows that one thing’s for certain: Mr. Right should not equal Mr. Heading-Right-For-Your-Neck. But can she resist the lure of the Dark Ones? Is her attraction to Raphael just lust . . . or blood lust? And will she find a chosen life partner that is, well, alive? Nowadays, finding The One sure is a pain in the neck . . .

Close To Dark

The Gloamkind Vampire Series

Author: Jan M. Alexander

Publisher: Magician's Daughter Press


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 308

View: 1287

Seventeen year old Alida, born to an angel mother and vampire father, wants to accompany her mother on healing and helping missions in their forgotten, run down New York City neighborhood. With no explanation, she is restricted to their block. Alida has never known her father, and her mother isn’t answering any questions. But when her mother disappears in white flames, Alida is left without access to the ‘pink drink,’ as her mother calls it, a potion that quells her bloodlust. Without it, her father’s lineage begins to burn inside. Thirsty, and for the first time, feeling her vampire nature rise, Alida sets out to find her father, hoping he knows what might have happened to her mother, and where she can find the pink drink. Along the way she meets Pup, a white witch, and his sister, Sara, who claim Alida is The Gloamkind, a special child meant to stop a great evil. But time is running out. The vampire inside Alida wants blood, and soon the human relationships she cherishes become threatened. The scent of war is in the air, and when Alida uncovers a family secret, she must decide if blood is worth the price of her friends, a boy named Evan, and her soul. Close To Dark is the first book in Jan M. Alexander’s exciting new vampire series. If you like magical adventure, engaging urban fantasy, whimsical witches, angelic detectives and dark supernatural forces, you’ll love this new tale about addiction, loss and the healing powers of friendship and love. Buy Close To Dark and read Alida’s adventure today!

Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey

Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648943X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 2187

The worlds of Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, and other modern epics feature the Chosen One—an adolescent boy who defeats the Dark Lord and battles the sorrows of the world. Television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer represents a different kind of epic—the heroine’s journey, not the hero’s. This provocative study explores how Buffy blends 1990s girl power and the path of the warrior woman with the oldest of mythic traditions. It chronicles her descent into death and subsequent return like the great goddesses of antiquity. As she sacrifices her life for the helpless, Buffy experiences the classic heroine’s quest, ascending to protector and queen in this timeless metaphor for growing into adulthood.

Day Dreaming

Author: Larry Day


ISBN: 1105184226

Category: Humorous stories

Page: 122

View: 1826

A collection of short fiction; each tale is 700 words or fewer.