Download Toad Words: And Other Stories by T. Kingfisher PDF

By T. Kingfisher

From writer T. Kingfisher comes a set of fairy-tale retellings for adults. via turns humorous and darkish, unhappy and lyrical, this anthology attracts jointly in a single quantity such tales as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," besides an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples."

Author's be aware: lots of those tales have seemed in quite a few kinds at the author's weblog.

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Download Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative by Lowell Edmunds PDF

By Lowell Edmunds

It's a well-recognized tale: a gorgeous girl is kidnapped and her husband trips to recuperate her. This story's best-known incarnation can also be a primary Greek myth--the abduction of Helen that ended in the Trojan battle. Stealing Helen surveys an enormous variety of folktales and texts displaying the tale trend of the kidnapped attractive spouse and makes a close comparability with the Helen of Troy fable. Lowell Edmunds indicates that convinced Sanskrit, Welsh, and outdated Irish texts recommend there has been an Indo-European tale of the kidnapped spouse earlier than the Helen fable of the Iliad turned recognized.

Investigating Helen's prestige in historic Greek resources, Edmunds argues that if Helen was once only one trope of the kidnapped spouse, the search for Helen's beginning in Spartan cult may be deserted, as can the hunt for an Indo-European goddess who grew into the Helen fable. He explains that Helen was once now not a divine essence yet a story determine which can mirror itself as wanted, at quite a few occasions or locations in old Greece. Edmunds recovers a few of these narrative Helens, akin to these of the Pythagoreans and of Simon Magus, which then encouraged the Helens of the Faust legend and Goethe.

Stealing Helen deals an in depth critique of winning perspectives in the back of the "real" Helen and offers an eye-opening exploration of the numerous assets for this overseas legendary and literary icon.

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Download Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Erotic Fairy Tales by Jean Johnson PDF

By Jean Johnson

All-new! Fairy stories retold with an erotic facet, by way of the nationwide bestselling writer of the Sons of future sequence.

Jean Johnson sneaks among the covers of such vintage fairy stories as good looks and the Beast, Puss n' Boots, and slumbering good looks, and refashions them into bedtime tales for adults merely. With shrewdpermanent gender twists, sizzling fetishistic turns, other-worldly wants, and explorations into forbidden territories, Bedtime tales finds a veritable backyard of sensual delights that provides new aspiring to the time period "happy ending."

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Download Hero (The Woodcutter Sisters Series, Book 2) by Alethea Kontis PDF

By Alethea Kontis

Tough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she's the single certainly one of her sisters with none magic—until the day she by accident conjures an ocean within the yard. together with her sword in tow, Saturday units sail on a pirate send, in basic terms to discover herself abducted and whisked off to the pinnacle of the realm. Is Saturday strong adequate to kill the mountain witch who holds her captive and shop the realm from certain destruction? And, as she wonders grumpily, "Did romance must be a part of the adventure?" As in Enchanted, readers will enjoy the fragments of fairy stories that enhance this action-packed tale of experience and, definite, romance.

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Download Fifty Shades Of Alice Through The Looking Glass (Fifty by Melinda DuChamp PDF

By Melinda DuChamp

FIFTY colors OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND used to be simply THE BEGINNING...

Eighteen-year-old Alice lately had an unparalleled erotic event. yet her adventures have basically simply all started to warmth up.

NOW SHE needs to trip during the taking a look GLASS...

After breaking apart along with her boyfriend, Lewis, Alice enters an odd myth global the place each pleasure—no topic how kinky—is indulged.

INTO overall ECSTASY!! WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS!!

Alice is subjected to amorous escapades past her wildest goals, and brought to the very restrict of sexual patience. in the course of her carnal encounters with all demeanour of guys and girls, she is teased to tears through a bondage grasp, completely utilized in a 3 means, enlightened to the sensual joys of a feminine contact, taken to a intercourse store to check diversified erotic toys, given numerous very specified piercings, and is dragged to the corridor of Denied Orgasms the place she needs to struggle the frumious Jabbercocky to avoid wasting all of taking a look Glass Land. and also you comprehend what we suggest by means of "fight"...

This is for people with darkish wishes, who desire to discover erotic extra past the apparent vanilla of daily life. persist with Alice in the course of the taking a look glass, if you happen to dare...

Fifty colours of Alice in the course of the taking a look Glass is a bit longer than the Lewis Carroll model, approximately 38,000 phrases or a hundred thirty paper pages lengthy. Melinda DuChamp is the pen identify of bestselling writer who has written over 50 novels, regularly romance. less than this pseudonym she has written Fifty colours of Alice in Wonderland.

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"Longer, spicier, funnier, and higher than the original." - Jane Doe

"During the affection scenes, my Kindle bought so scorching it melted to my lap. Now I'm going to sue." - Jane Doe's friend

"You don't need to learn the 1st one to take pleasure in this one. They either stand by myself simply fantastic. I don't love it whilst sequence books don't stand alone." - a lady who doesn't love it while sequence books don't stand alone

"I gave this to my boyfriend so he might research whatever a couple of woman's wishes, and now he can't take his palms (among different issues) off me! thank you MS. DuChamp!" - A fortunate lady

"OMG! Now I'm having soiled ideas approximately Humpty Dumpty! I'll by no means examine eggs an identical method again!" - Jane Doe II

"I imagine the writer is making those costs up." - a girl who requested to not be named

"Does Lewis Carroll find out about this? Isn't he upset?" - a guy who doesn't be aware of Lewis Carroll Died in 1898

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"Do humans even learn publication descriptions this far?" - A involved fan

Melinda DuChamp is a pen identify of J.A. Konrath

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Download Land of Legend by Davy DeGreeff PDF

By Davy DeGreeff

Traveling in sunny Florida with an aunt and a cousin he is by no means met, Tommy Bomani is hoping to take a richly deserved holiday from his education. regrettably, the lifetime of a shape-shifting teenager warrior is not effortless. The rain will not cease, and Tommy unearths himself in the midst of a jungle tale jam-packed with secrets and techniques, alligators, legends, prophecies, and hazardous enemies.

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Download The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six (Ranger's Apprentice) by John A. Flanagan PDF

By John A. Flanagan

The dominion is at risk. Renegade knight Sir Keren has succeeded in overtaking citadel Macindaw and is now conspiring with the Scotti. The destiny of Araluen rests within the arms of 2 younger adventurers: the Ranger Will and his warrior pal, Horace. but for Will, the stakes are even greater. For contained in the fortress, a person he loves is being held hostage. And now the time has come for this onetime apprentice to develop up.

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Download Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow by Robert D. San Souci, Earl B. Lewis PDF

By Robert D. San Souci, Earl B. Lewis

Robert San Souci retells the vintage and funny story of Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow.

Acclaimed writer Robert San Souci and Caldecott Honor illustrator and Coretta Scott King Award winner E. B. Lewis retell the vintage legend of Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow.
Robin Hood and his dependable band create a plan to outsmart the Sheriff of Nottingham through attending an archery contest in hide. finally, it truly is Robin Hood and his buddies who've the final laugh.
Kids of every age will cheer for this vintage story according to the conventional tale of Robin Hood.

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Download The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman PDF

By Neil Gaiman

A thrillingly reimagined fairy story from the really magical mixture of writer Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving jointly a sort-of Snow White and a nearly dozing attractiveness with a thread of darkish magic, so one can carry readers spellbound from begin to end.

On the eve of her marriage ceremony, a tender queen units out to rescue a princess from an appeal. She casts apart her effective marriage ceremony outfits, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her courageous dwarf retainers into the tunnels less than the mountain in the direction of the napping state. This queen will come to a decision her personal destiny – and the princess who wishes rescuing isn't really really what she turns out. Twisting jointly the standard and the recent, this completely scrumptious, alluring and darkly humorous story indicates its creators on the height in their talents.

Lavishly produced, full of excellent Chris Riddell illustrations improved with steel ink, this can be a remarkable and magical present.

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Download Fangtastic! by Sienna Mercer PDF

By Sienna Mercer

Olivia is a vegetarian. Ivy is a vampire. and they are twins?!?Ever because Olivia found that her long-lost dual sister, Ivy, is a vampire, she's been absorbing every little thing Ivy will inform her approximately Franklin Grove's vampire group. it is all most sensible mystery, and Olivia's sworn that she'll by no means inform one other soul. yet now, nosy tabloid reporter Serena megastar is snooping round. As she will get nearer and toward the reality, it is as much as Ivy and Olivia to throw her off course. this can be one fangtastic information tale that cannot get out!

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