One minute, 11-year-old Carmen is watching her hippy mum put curlers in for the first time, the next she is being dragged with her sister through LA airport with her mother muttering about 'the patriarchy' under her breath. The three of them board a plane that takes them to Peru, next door to the Chile from which the family had fled after Pinochet's coup. Eight days after landing in Lima, and still perplexed by their mother's disguises and lies, they're off again, on a bus bound they know not where. They are then to spend most of the next decade, the 1980s, moving from dictatorship to dictatorship, evading capture, torture and peril at every turn. It is no way to spend your teenage years, until, overnight, it becomes the way Carmen herself chooses.
[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] Tristan Holloway is in desperate need of a roommate. When Kash Alexander comes into her life, she doesn’t expect to have a roomie that towers over everyone else, is covered in tattoos and pierced, and has perpetual scuffed-up knuckles. But there is something dark and deadly that lurks below the surface that makes up Kash, and she is drawn to him. When she stumbles upon an underground cage fight, the last person she expects to see is Kash, especially within the cage. The way he fights, dirty and raw, should have Tristan running the other way, but instead she finds herself enthralled. As if that one night sets into motion everything else, Tristan finds herself involved with Kash in every way possible. The only problem? Kash isn’t interested in a relationship. With a battered past that haunts him, and a future that threatens Tristan’s life, the only way they can overcome it all is together. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Set in the Fierce Mates world, the Corona Pride series takes place in a fictional mountain range in Montana and features hot, sexy alphas and the smart, tough heroines who tame them. Savage Yearning: Mountain lion shifter Laura has tried to avoid Dristan, the guy in her pride who rocked her world during an amazing one-night stand. But when vampires invade their territory, they're forced to work together. In order to defend their pride, they must confront the desire that threatens to consume them. Savage Loss: Brigitte Mayfair has worked hard to keep herself cool, professional, and detached after the scandal she left behind in Michigan. But when she's abducted, then released three days later with no memory of her captivity, she feels anything but cool and professional. Mountain lion shapeshifter Rafe Corona has purposefully kept his distance from all potential mates, believing that he doesn't deserve happiness. Something about Brigitte calls to him, though. He must overcome the danger that threatens to keep them apart and find the passion hidden within them both, or risk losing her forever. Savage Heartache: Famous in the book-blogging world for her honestly hilarious romance reviews, mountain lion shapeshifter Nina Vidal detests the irony of her life—she makes a living off of analyzing happily-ever-afters, but her own HEA is sadly out of reach. Grizzly shifter Jameson Cooper has enough on his mind without worrying about the sexy lion girl who's taking over his clan. But he finds himself drawn to her again and again. When it turns out that vampire trouble has followed her from the Corona Pride and Jameson's clan wants to turn Nina away, Jameson must fight to keep her safe and close by his side. Savage Thirst: Gracie Jane Moseley, a vampire, has had over a hundred years to thirst after revenge for her lover's murder by the local sheriff. When she learns one of the sheriff's descendants is living right here in Belnedge, Montana, she can't wait to sink her fangs into him and sate her rage…and her thirst. Mountain lion shifter Frasier Rhees has been wishing for a mate for years and Gracie Jane captivates him, body and soul. Determined to overcome his pride's loathing of the vampires, Frasier's willing to do whatever it takes to keep Gracie Jane close, even if it puts him in danger. Savage Bliss: When mountain lion shifter Viviana Corona's rebellious streak nearly lands her in the hands of hostile vampires, her mother hires a bodyguard…a human. Seth Hudson's widowed mother accrues astronomical gambling debts, and now Seth will take any good-paying job he can find to help her get well again. He didn't count on falling in love with the sexy little shifter he's hired to protect, but when he faces the prospect of losing her to a crazed vampire, he realizes he'll risk anything to get her back. Content Warning: Each of the books in this boxed set contains liberal usage of naughty language and sexytimes. This paranormal shifter romance collection is intended for adults.
Another day. Another disaster. After surviving a kidnapping and battling with spriggans, Matilda Whipplethorn finds her life in a suburban human house pretty boring. She's been excluded from school because of her fire-making abilities and her former friends are afraid of her. Salvation comes in the form of a life-threatening illness. Her tutor, Miss Penrose, needs a medication and there's only one place to get it, the spriggans. Matilda heads back to the antique mall to save Miss Penrose even though it just might cost her everything.
Thanks to her black mother and her Irish father, Ruth "Penny" Borum is the color of a new penny. Big-boned and notoriously sassy, Ruth is nonetheless the organist and a member in good standing of Antioch, Virginia's most prominent black church--or at least she was until she dragged the popular Reverend Jonas Borum into an ugly divorce. Having lost everything in the divorce, Ruth scrapes by on what she can make as a hairdresser at Diana's, a tiny two-seat salon. Alone at night, in her basement apartment, she indulges in ice cream and argues with the Almighty. Did He have to take everything away? And when is He going to give something back? The Good Lord must have a sense of humor. That's the only conclusion Ruth can reach when He makes her fall head over heels in love. . .with a white man. Her friends are appalled, and Antioch, her spiritual home since birth, is ready to throw her out on her ear. Still, with the help of jump rope rhymes, a homeless man who hears God's voice in a mason jar, and two children who want a Mama as much as she wants them, Ruth's determined to prove anything is possible--even love between two people who couldn't be more mismatched. . . "Delightful! Sexy! Something Real is like a burst of sunshine." --Romance in Color "J. J. Murray has outdone himself with his latest work. He has written a realistic story that could happen to anyone."--RAWSistaz
A young man must remember his past to save his family's future in this thrilling novel. Gabe Peterson's memories go no earlier than when he was 12 years old, yet when a strange little man comes to town, he feels an odd sense of familiarity. Mysterious natural disasters start claiming lives, and the events soon trigger glimpses of the past for Gabe. Once a tragic event of his youth is recalled, Gabe can see that his family is next in danger and must race to save them before it's too late.
This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available Japan's best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. It opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji-period drama and follows with six chronological sections: "The Age of Taisho Drama"; The Tsukiji Little Theater and Its Aftermath"; "Wartime and Postwar Drama"; "The 1960s and Underground Theater"; "The 1980s and Beyond"; and "Popular Theater," providing a complete history of modern Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Morimoto Kaoru (A Woman's Life), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine Seller's Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, M. Cody Poulton, John K. Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the plays' productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any study of modern Japanese literature and modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nations.