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New PDF release: Piano Stories

By Felisberto Hernandez,Italo Calvino,Francine Prose,Luis Harss

ISBN-10: 0811221806

ISBN-13: 9780811221801

From the author loved by way of the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a suite of Hernández's vintage tales

Piano Stories provides fifteen incredible works by way of the nice Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández, “a author like no other,” as Italo Calvino publicizes in his creation: “like no eu or Latin American. he's an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings — but he's unmistakable on any web page to which one may randomly open one in all his books.” Piano Stories includes vintage stories corresponding to “The Daisy Dolls,” “The Usher,” and “The Flooded House.”

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Magick Rising - download pdf or read online

By Parker Blue,P.J. Bishop,Laura Hayden,Evelyn Vaughn,Karen Fox,Jodi Anderson

ISBN-10: 1611943272

ISBN-13: 9781611943276

each kind of magick collides in those six paranormal stories of magick and romance . . .

Magick Justice from P.J. Bishop, an excellent new voice in city fantasy
A guy on a undertaking to avoid wasting his soul and a tender reporter descended from a Samurai magicker needs to chance every thing in a struggle opposed to a emerging of Demons.

Spirits emerging from RITA winner Evelyn Vaughn
A little haunted background is what Penny expects while staging a Victorian mansion in Galveston. What this beginner ghostbuster does not anticipate is a mysterious stranger and a depressing curse.

Blood emerging from RITA finalist and Reader's selection award successful writer Karen Fox
When revenge for her sister's killer drives a vampire slayer's each inspiration, can she set aside her vengeance lengthy adequate to belief the single guy who can assist her?

A Shift in Magick from Golden middle winner Laura Hayden
Private investigator Jonathan Craft's tricks-of-the-trade contain the rigorously guarded mystery of his shapeshifting. A regimen case turns risky and forces him to reconsider every little thing he understands approximately his life.

Destiny emerging from renowned romance author Jodi Dawson writing as Jodi Anderson
Celeste and Erik have severe historical past. Centuries in the past she doubly damned herself via killing the fellow she enjoyed to save lots of the realm from an evil wizard. Her one likelihood to deliver him again to her has long past horribly wrong.

Wolf Rising  from bestselling YA writer Parker Blue
Duncan grey desperately wishes a remedy for the lycanthropy that's killing him. His final wish is a Wiccan lady with secrets and techniques and fears of her own.

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Read e-book online Half an Inch of Water: Stories PDF

By Percival Everett

ISBN-10: 1555977197

ISBN-13: 9781555977191

A new choice of tales set within the West from "one of the main talented and flexible of up to date writers" (NPR)

Percival Everett's long-awaited new choice of tales, his first seeing that 2004's Damned If I Do, reveals him traversing the West with attribute restlessness. A deaf local American lady wanders off into the wilderness and is located untouched in a den of rattlesnakes. a tender boy copes with the demise of his sister by means of angling for an unnaturally huge trout within the creek the place she drowned. An previous lady rides her horse right into a mountain storm from snow and sees a long-dead liked dog.
For the plainspoken women and men of those stories—fathers and daughters, sheriffs and veterinarians—small occasions set off unexpected shifts during which the normal turns into surprising. A innocuous remark approximately how you can trip a horse adjustments the process a dating, a snakebite offers upward thrust to hallucinations, and the search for a lacking guy finds his uncanny resemblance to an actor. Half an Inch of Water tears during the cloth of the standard to check what lies underneath the skin of those lives. within the fingers of grasp storyteller Everett, the act of wondering ends up in vistas more unusual and unsettling than may ever were expected.

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New PDF release: Blue Talk and Love

By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

ISBN-10: 1626011621

ISBN-13: 9781626011625

Blue speak and Love’s "voice, regardless of fabric that turns out frankly
contemporary, is satirically lyrical, approximately Faulknerian."

--Rick Moody, pass judgement on for the yankee brief Fiction brief tale Contest

Blue speak and Love tells the tales of women and girls of colour navigating the moods and mazes of city lifestyle. Set in a variety of enclaves of latest York urban — together with the middle-class Hamilton Heights component to Harlem, the black queer social international of the West Village, the Spanish-speaking borderland among Harlem and Washington Heights, and historical Tin Pan Alley — the gathering makes use of magic realism, ancient fiction, satire and extra to focus on younger black women's internal lives.
The storylines diversity extensively: a big-bodied teenage lady from Harlem discovers her sexuality in the middle of racial tensions at her top East aspect institution; 4 younger women from Newark, New Jersey, are charged with assaulting the guy who threatens to rape them; a couple of conjoined black woman twins born into slavery, make their reputation as level performers within the tremendous urban. In every one tale, the characters push prior what's anticipated of them, studying to rejoice their voices and their lives.
"Sullivan’s prose shocks, intrigues, and transports us via fourteen crafty and designated tales. And so do her wealthy and inimitable characters, so much of them younger black girls suffering in an international they didn't make yet one they have to confront, tear down, and remake. Black ladies topic and Sullivan indicates us simply how much."

-- Cheryl Clarke, writer of Narratives: Poems within the culture of Black girls

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Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark's Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, PDF

By Pat Cadigan,William Gibson,Jonathan Lethem,Greg Bear,Mark Teppo,Cory Doctorow,Cat Rambo,Kim Stanley Robinson,Bruce Sterling,Victoria Blake

ISBN-10: 1937163083

ISBN-13: 9781937163082

Cyberpunk has introduced us motion pictures like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has introduced us now-classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. It remains to be a robust subject in modern literature as writers think a gritty, darkish, wild, and depraved destiny the place physique amendment, seedy components, omniscient businesses, and some down-luck anti-heroes are regularly having it out. contained in the covers of this e-book, readers locate tales via the simplest and the best cyberpunk writers — from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow — all of whom write with the fireplace and zeal that powers the easiest cyberpunk writing. listed here are tales approximately society long past fallacious and society stored, approximately soulless people and soulful machines, approximately futures worthy battling for and futures that do not anything yet kill. Welcome for your cyberpunk world.

Welcome in your cyberpunk world.

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By Edward "Mugen" Ellis

ISBN-10: 1521523126

ISBN-13: 9781521523124

D.F.I is my center. D.F.I is full of feelings from both sides of the spectrum. Love, lust, anger, worry, ache, sorrow, pleasure, ardour. This publication holds the woes of my prior, relationships that didn’t final, anger from racism i've got skilled or witnessed, questions of lifestyles that to which i am hoping you'll listen.

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New PDF release: Faeries Gone Wild: Four Sensuous Stories

By MaryJanice Davidson,Michele Hauf,Lois Greiman,Leandra Logan

ISBN-10: 1250051657

ISBN-13: 9781250051653

Faeries long gone Wild

MARYJANICE DAVIDSON "Tall, darkish and never So Faery"

Scarlett isn't really your general pint-sized faery. At six toes, 4 inches tall, she's an not going candidate for a fit made in heaven. but if she ventures to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on royal orders to survey its striking citizens, she stumbles upon the only guy who simply may well degree as much as size…


William trees is a cutthroat developer who refuses to enable a couple of bushes come among him and his subsequent million. but if Avalina—a gleaming faery charged to guard all issues green—comes to city, William is pressured to choose from existence as he is familiar with it and the unknown reaches of his heart.

MICHELE HAUF "Dust Me, child, yet another Time"

A librarian through day and a enamel faery by means of evening, Sidney has totally no time to discover Mr. correct. until eventually she flies smack dab into horny, sun-bronzed Dart Sand, a guy who makes her wings a-flutter…and whose attract may possibly get her banished from the Mortal Realm.

LEANDRA LOGAN "A Little Bit Faery"

Tia is mystified whilst she moves out at the Luna faery singles scene, regardless of her hourglass curves and vivacious appeal. Then she takes to the air for big apple and lands at the doorstep of a steamy firefighter who units her soul on fire—and stocks a robust connection to her mystery past.

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Download PDF by R Dean Johnson: Delicate Men: Stories

By R Dean Johnson

ISBN-10: 1940122279

ISBN-13: 9781940122274

From a thrilling new author—and one among our such a lot gifted writers, Johnson—comes a quick tale assortment that speaks of his expertise. soft males is a refined selection of tales excited by what it truly is to be a man... and the entire narratives and trials and tribulations that this includes. jogging the road among the delicate and the tough in those men's lives and hearts, Johnson has controlled to create a set for the a long time. yet do not simply take heed to us, take heed to those greats:

“Johnson's stories of latest male rituals and dating politics by no means fail to dazzle with their readability, nuance, and peril, coiled and ready to strike."
—Wilton Barnhardt, long island instances bestselling writer of Lookaway, Lookaway.

“Delicate males takes a difficult examine males stuck in that land among the following and there, males at the stream, males at the verge of what comes subsequent. The writing is certain, and the tales ring actual with well-merited wisdom.”
—Lee Martin, Pulitzer Prize Finalist writer of the intense Forever

“What’s so compelling approximately R Dean Johnson’s tender males is the startling revelation that the anxieties and insecurities of our youth—the ones we're convinced we are going to outgrow—actually hang-out us into adulthood. Johnson seeks out the strain issues in a variety of masculine narratives and shapes a fancy portrait of male id, during which vulnerability begets power, the place hope by no means will get much less awkward, and adults nonetheless stand foolishly by means of playground ideas: ‘It’s a boy’s video game, yet try to be a guy to play it.’ Sensitively rendered, gentle males is sincere and poignant storytelling.”
—Rigoberto González, writer of Autobiography of My Hungers

“These gentle males with their still-soft hearts make their means via machismo and disillusionment, armed with maps of Brugge or nightly counsel from valet jobs or white-collar plans for the long run, yet their delicacy threatens to damage the joys. R Dean Johnson has given us this candy present of excellent males at the verge of indelicacy. What you’ll have in mind most—besides the storytelling finesse—is how Johnson renders the fragile or fragile area among innocence and culpability.”
—Jennifer Spiegel, writer of affection Slave and The Freak Chronicles

“The males in soft males are gentle males, certain, within the now-fashionable crisis-of-masculinity feel, yet also they are vagabonds and romantics and every now and then profoundly indelicate males, their indelicateness uncovered for all of the global to determine, and we (the international) are greater for having obvious them in the course of the gentle prism of those mischievous tales by means of R Dean Johnson.”
–Jeff Parker, writer of Ovenman and the place Bears Roam the Streets

"R Dean Johnson's stories of up to date male rituals and dating politics by no means fail to dazzle with their readability, nuance, and peril, coiled and ready to strike. it is a minefield available in the market, the place love and profession anticipate, and Johnson's heroes try and stroll correctly via all of it, armed in simple terms with their hard-won insights and reliable yet fallible hearts. A most suitable assortment by way of any measure."
—Wilton Barnhardt, big apple instances bestselling writer of Lookaway, Lookaway.

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Tracy Daugherty's It Takes a Worried Man PDF

By Tracy Daugherty

ISBN-10: 0870744690

ISBN-13: 9780870744693

The narrative interweaves background, fantasy, rumor, and information with the reports of a tender lady dwelling within the flatness of South Florida. Like Grace Paley's narrators, she is pensive and keen, hungry for adventure yet constrained. Into the sector of her regard come a Ted Bundy reject, the God Osiris, a Caribbean slave grew to become pirate, a circus performer residing in a field, damaged horses, a Seminole leader in a swamp, and a murderous babysitter. What those preposterously general figures all be aware of is that homicide is identification: "Of direction what issues quite is the psychokiller, what he is performed, what he threatens to do. after all to be the fortunate one try to be kidnapped within the first position. with out him, you would not exist."

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New PDF release: The Business of Dying: The Complete Western Stories

By Richard S. Wheeler

ISBN-10: 1504788702

ISBN-13: 9781504788700

ISBN-10: 1683245210

ISBN-13: 9781683245216

accrued listed here are ten Western brief tales through Richard S. Wheeler, the award-winning writer who makes storytelling glance easy.

In “Mugs Birdsong’s Crime Academy,” celebrated legal Mugs Birdsong makes a decision to chanced on an academy that might teach lawmen at the methods and technique of lawlessness. “The final Days of Dominic Prince” is the tragic story of a livestock baron and his ultimate clash with the forces of political correctness. “Dead Weight” introduces us to a coffin maker who constructs a piece of paintings. And within the name tale, younger males within the gold fields of California spend one final evening jointly as one in all them confronts his personal coming near near death.

This assortment additionally comprises “The sq. Reporter,” “A advertisement Proposition,” “The nice Filibuster of 1975,” “The Tinhorn’s Lady,” “Hearts,” and “Looking for romance at a Romance Writers Convention.”

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