The Siren's Call

Author: Matthew S. Urdan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468506862

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Throughout our lives, we all come into contact with some amazing people. Some of them come, some of them go, and some of them even stay for a while. At its heart, The Siren’s Call is the story of the love between friends—what we do to sustain our friendships, and, sadly, what we do to destroy them. Hopefully in that process somewhere lies a bit of redemption. Steven Perry and Kenneth Pierson are best friends and trusted partners in the successful Detroit law firm they co-founded. They are handsome, young, bright, and at the top of their game with the world at their feet—that is until Steve’s fiancée is killed by a drunk driver. Consumed by grief, Steve can’t sleep. So in the middle of the night Steve impulsively drives to Kip’s northern Lake Michigan retreat in an attempt to escape and begins to hear voices in his head. Concerned for his friend’s sanity, Kip convinces Steve to join him in Hawaii for a much needed extended vacation—spring break style. Fun in the sun, hilarious hijinks, surfing lessons, remembered dreams and unexpected meetings with friends from home all ensue. But while Steve struggles to deal with his own grief and potentially gestating madness, he begins to suspect that Kip is wrestling with his own demons that Kip refuses to reveal—stressing their relationship to the breaking point. But as Kip’s best friend, Steve cannot imagine neither the depth of Kip’s deception nor the terrible secret he is hiding. Filled with raw emotional power and vivid images of the surrounding landscapes, The Siren’s Call is an unforgettable story of two friends trying to cope with profound grief the best way they know how and make sense out of a senseless personal tragedy. The sirens are calling. Read this book.

Sins of the Sirens

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Everson



Page: N.A

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DARK LOVE BECKONS... The seduction of an angel; the lure of the lash; the touch of psychic hands... these are just a few of the alluring sins of these three literary sirens. Look inside, but be careful they don’t lure you in too far... SINS OF THE SIRENS offers 11 erotic horror tales from three of horror's most provocative authors: Maria Alexander, Loren Rhoads and Mehitobel Wilson.

Odysseus and the Cyclops, Circe Enchants Odysseus, the Call of the Sirens

Author: Jeannette Sanderson

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450929400


Page: N.A

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A one-eyed giant intent on making meals out of Odysseus and his men; an enchantress who punishes Odysseus's crew by turning them into pigs; beautiful creatures part bird and part human who lure sailors to their deaths. What do all these characters have in common? Will Odysseus's strength and cunning be enough to overcome these deadly obstacles? Read these stories to find out.

The Siren's Call

Author: Abigail Keam

Publisher: Worker Bee Press

ISBN: 0989374548

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 2340

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Siren's Call

Author: Jayne Castle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349409498

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9641

In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn't about to give up its secrets . . . In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That's why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn't want anything do with him . . . Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months and he's not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She's not just a music talent, she's a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep - or to their deaths. But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn't come without risks - and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame . . . Praise for Jayne Castle: 'A suspenseful tale complete with murder, mayhem, and escalating danger . . . best dust bunny EVER.' -Caffeinated Book Reviewer 'A riveting plot filled with plenty of sexy twists and dangerous turns.' - Booklist

The Siren's Call

Author: Briana Leigh

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684093546

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9813

As a foster child, Megan is all too used to making connections with people and seeing them leaving. So when a strange girl approaches her and begins to be friendly, she is wary. Then Megan is offered a part in the strange girl’s “family.” Never having a family before, Megan accepts, becoming a part of the siren sisterhood. Megan immediately begins to show promise and is later told by the goddess of sirens herself that she will be one of the most powerful sirens that has ever lived. But Megan is given the task of defeating Lady Juliette, the sister siren who has appointed herself leader. Megan must become powerful enough and learn to perfect her new gift before she is able to defeat Lady Juliette. She must somehow reveal all the lies that Lady Juliette has said to be the rules of being a part of the sisterhood.

Siren's Call

A Dark Tides Novel

Author: Devyn Quinn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198193

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9669

Read Devyn Quinn's blogs and view her pictures on the Penguin Community. A new paranormal romance series that follows desire into the depths of the ocean Lighthouse keeper Tessa Lonike savors her solitude on Little Mer, an island off the coast of Maine, guarding her true identity as a mermaid. But when Tessa spots a man thrashing around in the ice cold waters during a storm, she must use her ability as a mermaid to pull him to shore. And a year later, when Kenneth meets her again, he's determined not to let Tessa slip away. But when Tessa'a archaeologist ex-lover comes back to town with a clue to her heritage, she may be forced to leave her happiness behind...

The Siren's Call (Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera, Superheroes)

Author: Donna McDonald

Publisher: Donna McDonald

ISBN: 0988358271

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 7958

Zade has forgotten her. How is Gwen supposed to save him when he wants her dead? Book 3 continues the epic adventure with an unofficial mission of rescuing one of their own. Commander Gwen Jet’s Siren mate and his mother have been abducted by slave traders. Finally accepting that Dorian Zade is her mate, she is willing to do what it takes to get them back, even going undercover as a slave. But when she and Ania are both captured, the situation goes from bad to worse. Gwen escapes only to find a drugged, angry, and very dangerous Zade who doesn’t remember her. The energy cord from answering the Siren’s call may be the only weapon Gwen can use to save them all.

The Viral Network

A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic

Author: Theresa MacPhail

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454883

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 2122

In The Viral Network, Theresa MacPhail examines our collective fascination with and fear of viruses through the lens of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In April 2009, a novel strain of H1N1 influenza virus resulting from a combination of bird, swine, and human flu viruses emerged in Veracruz, Mexico. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an official end to the pandemic in August 2010. Experts agree that the global death toll reached 284,500. The public health response to the pandemic was complicated by the simultaneous economic crisis and by the public scrutiny of official response in an atmosphere of widespread connectivity. MacPhail follows the H1N1 influenza virus's trajectory through time and space in order to construct a three-dimensional picture of what happens when global public health comes down with a case of the flu. The Viral Network affords a rare look inside the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, as well as Hong Kong’s virology labs and Centre for Health Protection, during a pandemic. MacPhail looks at the day-to-day practices of virologists and epidemiologists to ask questions about the production of scientific knowledge, the construction of expertise, disease narratives, and the different "cultures" of public health in the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, and China. The chapters of the book move from the micro to the macro, from Hong Kong to Atlanta, from the lab to the WHO, from the pandemic past in 1918 to the future. The various historical, scientific, and cultural narratives about flu recounted in this book show how biological genes and cultural memes become interwoven in the stories we tell during a pandemic. Ultimately, MacPhail argues that the institution of global public health is as viral as the viruses it tracks, studies, and helps to contain or eradicate. The “global” is itself viral in nature.