One dance with this ‘prince’ could cost her a job. Her freedom. Her life. Warlord Tane of Atlan is a warrior, not a prince. So why is he wearing these ridiculous white pants and gold-trimmed jacket? And gods help him, why are there hundreds of females in glittering gowns, circling like vultures, expecting him to dance? The human producers of the Bachelor Beast television show thought this would be a good idea; dress up an unmated Warlord like a fairytale prince, invite hundreds of eligible human women to a ‘Cinderella Ball’, turn on their cameras, and record everything. And then he sees her. His mate. The only female who can tame his beast. But… This princess wasn’t supposed to be at the ball. A borrowed ballgown. A stolen invitation. A friend in trouble. Everything is going according to plan…until she can no longer resist temptation. Surely one dance won’t hurt? Even a dance with a beast. Don’t miss this wild and twisted Cinderella story. One-Click now! *** If you love romance in the style of Ruby Dixon, Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan, J.R. Ward, Lara Adrian, S. E. Smith, and out-of-this world outer space adventures like The Expanse, Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate, be sure to read USAT Bestselling Author Grace Goodwin's bestselling science fiction and paranormal book series! Aliens, adventure, and hot romance all in one place! Over one MILLION books sold! Tags: alien romance, sci-fi romance, science fiction romance, Interstellar Brides, genetic engineering, vampire, paranormal romance, psychic romance, horde, barbarian, shifter, space fleet, space opera, alien contact, alien invasion, colonization, menage, mail-order bride, arranged marriage, shifter, mate, alien mate, fated mate, reverse harem, scifi romance, alien romance, planet, The Colony, IBP, Prillon, warrior, Atlan, Warlord, Everis, Hunter, Cyborg, Viken, Rogue 5, Kronos, Cerberus, Astra, matched mate, Trion, Coalition Fleet.
In this modern spin on a classic tale, Beauty hesitantly takes a mysterious job working for a butler in an enormous mansion, the owner of which proves to be a brooding beast. When Beauty and the beast start having feelings for each other, they find their relationship is the least of their concerns.
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She'd much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel...but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun? Don't miss the companion activity book, Hero Training!
This is the first book to examine the full range of the evidence for Irish charms, from medieval to modern times. As Ireland has one of the oldest literatures in Europe, and also one of the most comprehensively recorded folklore traditions, it affords a uniquely rich body of evidence for such an investigation. The collection includes surveys of broad aspects of the subject (charm scholarship, charms in medieval tales, modern narrative charms, nineteenth-century charm documentation); dossiers of the evidence for specific charms (a headache charm, a nightmare charm, charms against bleeding); a study comparing the curses of saints with those of poets; and an account of a newly discovered manuscript of a toothache charm. The practices of a contemporary healer are described on the basis of recent fieldwork, and the connection between charms and storytelling is foregrounded in chapters on the textual amulet known as the Leabhar Eoin, on the belief that witches steal butter, and on the nature of the belief that effects supernatural cures.
Come take an adventure with Mark Ivey—a preteen boy who’s the new kid on the block, moving into a new house in Selma, North Carolina. See how his world turns upside down when he discovers that his deceased father left him the throne of Iveylantis—a kingdom built in Mark’s image and his personal likings and where the citizens represent his character traits and personality. Watch the battle unfold when Joker Ivey, an evil court jester who longs to take the throne for himself, tries to destroy Mark along the way. With new friends like Jazmine White and Duke Jordan, see how Mark learns his new power and fights for his father’s throne to claim for himself. Will Mark come out a king, or will Joker Ivey have Iveylantis at his feet?
Watty Award-Winning Novel "Jacques delivers a poignant read with dark themes in Marrow Charm which brings to life stunning descriptions, a terrifying world, and fairytale elements woven into the journey of a girl and a wolf in a fight to save her brother." - Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Azure Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic. One where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above. Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities. A sickness that doesn't merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. But when Azzy's brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes. The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Her search for Armin leads her to Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. Azzy must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world, brave the perils of the Above, and reach Armin before his new power is used to open the Gate once more.
Edited by Anna Alice Chapin (1880 – 1920), the Now A Days Fairy Book contains such classic stories as: the Brothers Grimm’s ‘Snow White’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, Charles Perrault’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’, alongside Mme D’Aulnoy’s ‘The Three Bears’ and other less well-known tales such as ‘The Mist Island’ and ‘Fairy Talk.’ All of these wonderful tales are accompanied by colour illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith, and appear in their original translations. Jessie Willcox Smith (1863 – 1935) was one of the most prominent female illustrators in the United States during the Golden Age of American Illustration. She was also a prolific contributor to literary novels and magazines during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most notable was her ongoing relationship with Good Housekeeping, including the long-running ‘Mother Goose’ series. Smith’s style changed drastically through her life. In the beginning of her career she used dark lined borders to delineate brightly coloured objects, and in later works she masterfully softened lines and colours – until they almost disappeared. Presented alongside the text of ‘The ‘Now A Days Fairy Book’, her illustrations further refine and elucidate Chapin’s thoughtfully edited collection. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.
Xia Chuyue came back to life after dying and returned back to his prime. This year was the first year she had stepped into the Entertainment Circle. All of her schemes and tricks had yet to begin and she was still that pure and clean Xia Chuyue! A vicious stepmother, a cold and merciless father, a vicious and cruel sister, and a husband with the face of a beast with a human's heart. She would return the pain that they brought upon her a hundredfold! Lu Yuchen gently embraced the woman in her arms, but her tone was extremely tyrannical: "Leave all of this to me! "Woman, you just need to obediently stay by my side and be pampered by me!"
Charm in Literature from Classical to Modernism: Charmed Life discusses charm as both an emotional and aesthetic phenomenon. Beginning with the first appearance of literary charm in the Sirens episode of the Odyssey, Richard Beckman traces charm throughout canonical literature, examining the metamorphoses of charm through the millennia. The book examines the works of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Proust, Joyce, Mann, and others, considering the multiplicity of ways charm is defined, depicted, and utilized by authors. Positioning these poems, dramas, and novels as case studies, Beckman reveals the mercurial yet enduring connotations of charm.
In her previous life, her fiance destroyed her face, crippled her limbs, killed her parents, and mute her little brother for her family's property ... He was extremely vicious and shameless, but he didn't know that the most valuable thing in his corporation was her intelligence. She was reborn then. She would make all her enemies pay with their blood!