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Crossover Fiction

By Sandra L. Beckett
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135861293
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 355
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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

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  • File Pdf: apocalyptic-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

Visions of post-apocalyptic worlds have proved to be irresistible for many 21st-century writers, from literary novelists to fantasy and young adult writers. Exploring a wide range of texts, from the works of Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Tom Perrotta and Emily St. John Mandel to young adult novels such as Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games series, this is the first critical introduction to contemporary apocalyptic fiction. Exploring the cultural and political contexts of these writings and their echoes in popular media, Apocalyptic Fiction also examines how contemporary apocalyptic texts looks back to earlier writings by the likes of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells and J.G. Ballard. Apocalyptic Fiction includes an annotated guide to secondary readings, making this an essential guide for students of contemporary fiction at all levels.

Soaring with Fallon: A Big Sky Novel

By Kristen Proby
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
  • Isbn : 1948050498
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: soaring-with-fallon.pdf

Book Summary:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby… Fallon McCarthy has climbed the corporate ladder. She’s had the office with the view, the staff, and the plaque on her door. The unexpected loss of her grandmother taught her that there’s more to life than meetings and conference calls, so she quit, and is happy to be a nomad, checking off items on her bucket list as she takes jobs teaching yoga in each place she lands in. She’s happy being free, and has no interest in being tied down. When Noah King gets the call that an eagle has been injured, he’s not expecting to find a beautiful stranger standing vigil when he arrives. Rehabilitating birds of prey is Noah’s passion, it’s what he lives for, and he doesn’t have time for a nosy woman who’s suddenly taken an interest in Spread Your Wings sanctuary. But Fallon’s gentle nature, and the way she makes him laugh, and feel again draws him in. When it comes time for Fallon to move on, will Noah’s love be enough for her to stay, or will he have to find the strength to let her fly? The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and six books by some of her favorite writers: Kristen Proby – Soaring with Fallon Sawyer Bennett – Wicked Force KL Grayson – Crazy Imperfect Love Laura Kaye – Worth Fighting For Monica Murphy – Nothing Without You Rachel Van Dyken – All Stars Fall Samantha Young – Hold On

Going Down Easy

By MariaLisa deMora
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MLK Publishing
  • Isbn : 1946738301
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: going-down-easy.pdf

Book Summary:

Former Marine Jacob Tinney found a new life within the Rebel Wayfarers MC in Fort Wayne. The club’s members took in Jacob, known as Jock, watched over him as their own, and sustained him with reasons to hold his PTSD at bay for another day. Into this good life sashayed Silly, Sylvia Perez, a quirky tattoo artist, friend of the club, and woman who hid so much of herself behind a façade. Jock was first intrigued, then enamored, and finally, consumed with lust—and love. But when Silly is offered the chance of a lifetime to run her own tattoo shop down near the Big Easy, there’s little he can do except tell her goodbye. Until an unexpected suggestion comes his way. What if he could keep the brotherhood of a club, the camaraderie he needed, and transfer that to another patch? Could he leave the RWMC and patch over? Going Down Easy is a crossover book between the Rebel Wayfarers MC and the Incoherent MC (from the Neither This Nor That book series).

Warm Bodies

By Isaac Marion
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439192332
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 589
  • File Pdf: warm-bodies.pdf

Book Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” —The Seattle Times “Dark and funny.” —Wired “A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth.” —Simon Pegg “A strange and unexpected treat…elegantly written, touching, and fun.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein’s?” —Financial Times In Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion’s New York Times bestselling novel that inspired a major film, a zombie returns to humanity through an unlikely encounter with love. “R” is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization. And then he meets a girl. First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

Contemporary Stylistics

By Marina Lambrou,Peter Stockwell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1441193065
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 302
  • File Pdf: contemporary-stylistics.pdf

Book Summary:

Contemporary Stylistics presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the integrated study of language and literature. Written by internationally renowned researchers in stylistics, this volume of twenty chapters provides a showcase for the range of approaches and practices which form modern stylistics: from cognitive poetics to corpus linguistics, from explorations of mind-style and spoken discourse in narrative to the workings of viewpoint in lyric poetry, from word-meanings to the meanings and emotions of literary worlds, and more. Each chapter is introduced and set in context by a key figure in stylistics. The book represents the best of current stylistics practice, including the traditions, roots and rigour of the discipline. This one volume reference will be invaluable to students and researchers in stylistics.

No Man's Land

By MariaLisa deMora
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MLK Publishing
  • Isbn : 1946738425
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: no-man-s-land.pdf

Book Summary:

Members of the Incoherent MC are no strangers to the pull and tug of disagreements with other clubs in their territory. But waking awash in the bloody aftermath of war’s opening salvo wasn’t typical. After the slaughter of Hitch’s brothers, he has two goals. One, keep breathing long enough to avenge them. Two, learn all there is to know about the angel who saved his life. Talia had successfully wedged her way into the fringes of her brother Ewell’s motorcycle club despite his attempts to keep her out. Her EMT skills come into play more often than she’d like, and when the IMC, a friendly rival club, asks the Jailbreakers MC for a favor, Ewell—and Talia—can’t turn them down. Even if the aftermath means Talia could be drawn into the maelstrom of war between clubs. No Man's Land is a crossover book between the Rebel Wayfarers MC and the Incoherent MC (from the Neither This Nor That book series).

All the Wright Moves

By K.A. Linde
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : K.A. Linde
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 364
  • File Pdf: all-the-wright-moves.pdf

Book Summary:

A sexy brother's best friend roommates romance set in the world of the Wrights from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… When I moved in with my brother’s best friend, I thought it was temporary. Weston Wright would be in LA with my brother for six months. I’d get the place to myself to get back on my feet. A perfect plan. Until he comes back and asks me to stay. I take one look at those beautiful baby blues, the dimpled smirk, and muscled arms, and say yes. I want to say yes to a lot more, but I’ve dated exactly one boy my entire life, and not only did he cheat on me with my bestie, now they’re engaged. I don’t even know where to start with dating. But when I mention it to Weston, he offers to teach me how to date. No strings attached. All I have to do is not fall in love with him…or let my brother find out.

How It All Blew Up

By Arvin Ahmadi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0593202880
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: how-it-all-blew-up.pdf

Book Summary:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda goes to Italy in Arvin Ahmadi's newest incisive look at identity and what it means to find yourself by running away. Eighteen-year-old Amir Azadi always knew coming out to his Muslim family would be messy--he just didn't think it would end in an airport interrogation room. But when faced with a failed relationship, bullies, and blackmail, running away to Rome is his only option. Right? Soon, late nights with new friends and dates in the Sistine Chapel start to feel like second nature... until his old life comes knocking on his door. Now, Amir has to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth to a US Customs officer, or risk losing his hard-won freedom. At turns uplifting and devastating, How It All Blew Up is Arvin Ahmadi's most powerful novel yet, a celebration of how life's most painful moments can live alongside the riotous, life-changing joys of discovering who you are.

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2023

By Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472991311
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 108
  • File Pdf: children-s-writers-artists-yearbook-2023.pdf

Book Summary:

Foreword by award-winning illustrator Smriti Prasadam-Halls. The indispensable guide to writing for children of all ages from pre-school to young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from dozens of successful writers and illustrators on how to get your work published. It includes a directory of over a thousand up-to-date listings with contacts from across the media and publishing industry. This bestselling Yearbook is full of practical advice on all stages of the writing and illustration process from getting started, writing for different markets and genres, and preparing an illustration portfolio, through to submission to literary agents and publishers. It also covers the financial, contractual and legal aspects of being a writer and illustrator. Widely recognised as the essential support for authors and illustrators working across all forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen, audio and theatre, it is equally relevant to those wishing to self-publish as well as those seeking a traditional publisher-agent deal. It includes advice from best-selling writers, such as Sarah Crossan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Frances Hardinge, Tom Palmer, David Wood, Lauren Child and many more. Additional articles, free advice, events information and editorial services at www.writersandartists.co.uk