When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. This Jackpot Edition contains over SIXTY PAGES of bonus material, including the talents of MARGUERITE BENNETT (Batwoman) and newcomer BEVERLY JOHNSON, SHAWN PRYOR (Cash and Carrie) and PAULINA GANUCHEAU (Zodiac Starforce), award-winning historical romance author ALYSSA COLE's comics writing debut with SHAE BEAGLE (MOONSTRUCK), GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) and MARGAUX SALTEL (Superfreaks), and AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman '77) and CAT STAGGS (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from MEGAN HUTCHINSON (ROCKSTARS) and ARIELA KRISTANTINA (InSeXts). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL. 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from GABBY RIVERA (America).
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-Í60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITERÍs ñTHE OUTFIT,î Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem and The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.
Seven friends, seven different personalities. They work and play together, never actively searching for love. However, love comes when one least expects it to. Follow the love journey of these seven friends as they navigate their way through romantic and familial relationships, friendships, and everything else life throws their ways. Contains the stories: A Blessing in Disguise: Javier Gisbert and Hugo Romero are stuck in a hotel in Saint Louis due to a blizzard. It’s cold outside, but their mutual lust at first sight keeps them warm and sated. Can they sustain their passion once they return home to San Francisco? Or will the heat fizzle away into nothingness? A Misunderstanding: Justin falls in love with Blake at first sight, but he discovers Blake already has someone special in mind. Blake is infatuated with Justin. Sadly, based on the conversation between Justin and his best friend Blake accidentally overhears, Justin is attracted to someone else. Blake can’t be with someone who can’t fully commit to him. Can the two men resolve their misunderstanding in the end? Destined: James Chan and Joshua Wallace are attracted to each other. They begin to go out on dates, and everything is fine initially, but Joshua doesn’t grasp the culture James is familiar with, which may potentially turn into the one thing that ends it all for them. Can they smooth things out in time? Or will their differences be too much after all? Never Left Behind: Calvin Maxwell likes older men. Someone like Turner Marsh. That’s a good thing because Turner likes him, too. However, when Turner’s ex-boyfriend hits on Calvin, their respective emotional baggage rise to the surface, threatening the survival of their relationship. Both Turner and Calvin have issues from their past, and this may spell the end of their relationship.
The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of its people, reflecting as well as shaping the evolving sense of individual and collective identity, meaning, and values. Volume One presents individual lives and literary orientations and offers a broad survey of the Midwestern experience as expressed by its many diverse peoples over time.Philip A. Greasley's introduction fills in background information and describes the philosophy, focus, methodology, content, and layout of entries, as well as criteria for their inclusion. An extended lead-essay, "The Origins and Development of the Literature of the Midwest," by David D. Anderson, provides a historical, cultural, and literary context in which the lives and writings of individual authors can be considered.This volume is the first of an ambitious three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and created by its members. Volume Two will provide similar coverage of non-author entries, such as sites, centers, movements, influences, themes, and genres. Volume Three will be a literary history of the Midwest. One goal of the series is to build understanding of the nature, importance, and influence of Midwestern writers and literature. Another is to provide information on writers from the early years of the Midwestern experience, as well as those now emerging, who are typically absent from existing reference works.
The Krewe of Hunters: an unusual FBI unit, solving unusual crimes. See where—and how—this elite group first began. Read the first four Krewe books and see why Publishers Weekly says Heather Graham "stands at the top of the romantic suspense category." PHANTOM EVIL FBI agent Jackson Crow is haunted by the deaths of two teammates. Just like New Orleans police officer Angela Hawkins, Jackson has the gift—or the curse—of paranormal intuition. Both are drawn into an apparently unsolvable case involving the death of a senator’s wife. Suicide, murder—or the work of ghosts? HEART OF EVIL A man’s corpse is discovered on Donegal Plantation in Louisiana—exactly where patriarch Marshall Donegal had been found dead in the 1860s. Heiress Ashley Donegal turns to the Krewe of Hunters, which includes an old flame of hers, Agent Jake Mallory. Ashley and Jake are determined to get to the root of the evil, and the secrets, that haunt the plantation. SACRED EVIL The body of a promising young starlet has been found between two of Manhattan’s oldest graveyards, and the details of the crime scene are no coincidence. Detective Jude Crosby recognizes the tableau: a recreation of Jack the Ripper's gruesome work. Jude calls on Krewe member Whitney Tremont, and what they learn is far more shocking than either could have predicted… THE EVIL INSIDE Long ago, a historic New England house was the witness to madness…and murder. Now, the horrific murders begin again, with a teenage boy the main suspect. Krewe member Jenna Duffy investigates, with the help of attorney Samuel Hall. When there’s a crime that can’t be explained, when the dead make their presence known, who are you going to call? The Krewe of Hunters! Look for Heather Graham’s romantic thriller Flawless.
The Show Me Series Boxed Set: Volume 1 (Books 1-3) Book 1: Life’s Second Chances: Angelina Samuels has lost the only job she’s ever held. A last minute interview lands her a new teaching job just days before the school year is about to begin. It turns out to be the best thing that could have happened when she realizes that her best friend from college, Gabriella Alvarez, is also a member of the teaching staff. Gabriella’s brother, Alejandro, relocates to his hometown after having lived away from family and friends since he left for college to become a renowned transplant surgeon. He’s settling into a new job, reacquainting himself with family and friends, and is learning to deal ever-so-slowly with the personal loss that forever changed his life. When Angelina’s sister experiences a health crisis, Alejandro is there to support her and her family. And when Angelina herself experiences a personal tragedy, Alejandro is the only one to guide her through it. As love stares down at them, can Angelina help Alejandro take that second chance on love and marriage? Book 2: Life’s Gateway to Happiness: Kelly Samuels is dedicated to her career and has received several promotions in her short tenure at Lattice Works. Kelly’s family is shocked when she returns home unemployed and without an explanation. Alec Alvarez, a pediatrician from a family full of doctors, is focused solely on his career. He’s declared his bachelor status for life and has no desire for love, marriage, or babies. When Alec finds Kelly stuck on the side of a snowy road, neither of them are prepared for the feelings they begin to have for one another. As Kelly and Alec grow closer, he wants to know why the once happy-go-lucky Kelly is hesitant to his touch, while Kelly just wants to find purpose to her life again. After Kelly tells two conflicting stories as to why she lost her job, Alec steps in to discover what truly happened. Can Kelly come to terms with what happened to her and move on with her life? And can Alec love enough to give-up his bachelorhood status for good? Book 3: Life’s Turned Upside Down: Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family. She’s watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love. Deep down, she’s looking for love, but she can’t quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart. Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice. He and Gabriella have always clashed—she continues to see him only has the rough-edged doctor with no bedside manner, but he’s really made strides to put this image behind him. When Gabriella discovers a secret from Ashton’s past, though, she does her best to help him uncover something that will change his life forever, but a misunderstanding between them rocks him to the core. When he finally uncovers the secret, he must learn to put his past aside and try and move on with a future willed with hope and dreams.
Ten minutes in the future, the world runs on an economy of job shares and apps like Reaper, a platform for legal assassination. When the apparently average Charlie Ellison wakes up one day to find out she's the target of a million dollar Reapr campaign, she hires Vita, the lowest rated bodyguard on the Dfend app. Now, with all of Los Angeles hunting Charlie, she and Vita will have to figure out who wants her dead, and why, before the campaign's 30 days or their lives are over. From Eisner-nominated writer CHRISTOPHER SEBELA (SHANGHAI RED, We(l)come Back, Heartthrob), RO STEIN and TED BRANDT (Captain Marvel, Raven: The Pirate Princess), TRIONA FARRELL (Runaways, Mech Cadet Yu), and CARDINAL RAE (BINGO LOVE, ROSE). Collects CROWDED #1-6 HOLLYWOOD NEWS! Rebel Wilson has optioned the rights with the goal of starring in and producing the movie adaptation. Wilson will develop the project and produce it via her Camp Sugar production banner. Also producing is Oni Entertainment.
A major literary event: the first volume in the definitive, complete collection of the letters of Sylvia Plath—most never before seen. One of the most beloved poets of the modern age, Sylvia Plath continues to inspire and fascinate the literary world. While her renown as one of the twentieth century’s most influential poets is beyond dispute, Plath was also one of its most captivating correspondents. The Letters of Sylvia Plath is the breathtaking compendium of this prolific writer’s correspondence with more than 120 people, including family, friends, contemporaries, and colleagues. The Letters of Sylvia Plath includes her correspondence from her years at Smith, her summer editorial internship in New York City, her time at Cambridge, her experiences touring Europe, and the early days of her marriage to Ted Hughes in 1956. Most of the letters are previously unseen, including sixteen letters written by Plath to Hughes when they were apart after their honeymoon. This magnificent compendium also includes twenty-seven of Plath’s own elegant line drawings taken from the letters she sent to her friends and family, as well as twenty-two previously unpublished photographs. This remarkable, collected edition of Plath’s letters is a work of immense scholarship and care, presenting a comprehensive and historically accurate text of the known and extant letters that she wrote. Intimate and revealing, this masterful compilation offers fans and scholars generous and unprecedented insight into the life of one of our most significant poets.