Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard. Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other. Originally only available online as The Office by tby789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Bethany, an angel in love with the mortal boy Xavier, is tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell, where a demon bargains for her life in exchange for something that may destroy her loved ones.
Antimicrobial polymers are materials that prevent microorganism growth and are needed for many everyday applications from food packaging and water treatment to medicine and healthcare. This new book covers different areas of antimicrobial materials based on polymers including chitosan, polymers with ammonium and phosphonium groups, polymer nanofibers, carbon-based polymer Nanocomposites, polymeric and non-polymeric metal complexes, and biomimetic materials. By combining the information of different materials as well as antimicrobial action modes and applications within one source, the book provides a general summary of the field. Polymeric Materials with Antimicrobial Activity starts with a general introduction to antimicrobial polymers and presents the most common types of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae) along with the main areas of application of antimicrobial polymeric materials. Specific chapters then detail different polymer systems covering the fundamental issues of synthesis, characterization, physico-chemical properties and applications. With contributions from leading scientists the book is suitable for researchers in polymers, chemistry, biology and materials science interested in an overview of antimicrobial polymeric materials as well as the recent advances in their synthesis, properties and applications.
Author: Stephanie Garber
Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game. Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
The Night Circus
Author: Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
The Dreaming Jewels
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Hachette UK
This is the strange tale of Horty, a little boy who ran away from home and took refuge in the bizarre world of the carnival. With him went his favourite toy - an old jack-in-the-box whose jewelled eyes sparkled and shone, hypnotic in their brilliance. And among the freaks and oddities of the sideshows he found friends - 'jewel' people like him, who tried to protect him from the terrible secret of his existence .
Les Arts du Spectacle
Author: René Hainaux, Recherches et formation théâtrales en Wallonie (Organization)
Publisher: Bruxelles : Éditions Labor
Près de 10 000 titres sont rassemblés dans cette bibliographie exhaustive. Elle couvre tous les ouvrages publiés en français dans le monde, entre 1960 et 1985, sur le thé'tre, la musique, le cinéma et les arts voisins. Pour la première fois, un instrument qui permet au chercheur, au praticien ou au simple amateur, d'avoir recours à la totalité des travaux francophones de ces dernières années dans le domaine des Arts du spectacle. A comprehensive bibliography listing almost 10 000 titles. A unique reference book for the performing arts and related works published in French during the last 25 years. The first attempt in this field for more than half a century.
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: Harper Collins
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . . Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever—especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her . . . Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . . Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust—the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London is a touching story that is told through the eyes of an Irish terrier and the abuse that he suffers.
Author: Isabelle Ronin
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Chosen as one of Goodreads' 21 Big Books of Fall They said she was going to be my ruin... Then let her ruin me. Caleb Lockhart has everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until a chance encounter with a siren in a red dress changes everything. Until he meets the woman he dubs Red. Veronica Strafford's past makes it hard for her to trust anyone. Now, kicked out of her apartment, she reluctantly accepts Caleb's offer for a place to stay. Caleb feels intensely drawn to Veronica. And, for the first time in his life, he really wants something—someone. Too bad Veronica's heart might just be the one thing Caleb can't win. Chasing Red Duology: Chasing Red (Book 1) Always Red (Book 2) Praise for Chasing Red: "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice." —Foreword Reviews "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!" —RT Book Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb." —Publishers Weekly
Narcissus in Chains
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.
Author: Isabelle Ronin
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The highly anticipated and epic conclusion to the Chasing Red duology "Red," Caleb whispered. "Do you know how I felt when you left me?" I looked into his eyes. The emotion I saw in them, the intensity, and the tenderness filled up my throat. "I felt ruined. Because, Red, every time you break me apart, you put me back together. And I always come out better than before." "So," he cupped my face, stroking my cheek with his thumb. "Ruin me." Chasing Red Duology: Chasing Red (Book 1) Always Red (Book 2) Praise for Chasing Red: "Chasing Red is a perfectly sweet romance, with just the right amount of spice."—Foreword Reviews "Readers will be chomping at the bit while waiting for the next installment!"—RT Book Reviews "Readers will swoon over Caleb."—Publishers Weekly
Bound by Flames
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Publisher: Harper Collins
The climactic third novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince series finds Vlad and his newly turned bride, Leila, at odds with each other—and vulnerable to the one vampire powerful enough to end the Dark Prince's reign . . . Play with fire, pay the price Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin . . . Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does . . . for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both . . .
Les mythes des avant-gardes
Author: Véronique Léonard-Roques, Jean-Christophe Valtat
Publisher: Presses Univ Blaise Pascal
Poser la question du rapport du mythe aux avant-gardes, c'est se trouver exposé aux tensions et aux paradoxes qui caractérisent l'un et l'autre champs. Dans leur quête d'un art radicalement neuf, les avant-gardes ont souvent prétendu au refus du mythe. Mais, si celui-ci paraît, par nature, placé du côté du passé, il est aussi ce matériau privilégié qui permet, par son surplomb du temps, d'unifier ou de dépasser les temporalités contradictoires de la modernité et par son caractère alogique, de s'ouvrir à l'anti-rationalisme et agi primitivisme. Entre convocation de " mythes anciens " et aspiration à des " mythes nouveaux ", il semble que ce que les avant-gardes aient le mieux réussi à capter dans leurs répétitions du mythe, c'est son historicité, son métissage constant des traditions, son obstination à dire une origine ou un but impossibles à rejoindre, toujours déjà perdus.