Publishing Romance

Author: John Markert
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476621241
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Romance novels have attracted considerable attention since their mass market debut in 1939, yet seldom has the industry itself been analyzed. Founded in 1949, Harlequin quickly gained market domination with their contemporary romances. Other publishers countered with historical romances, leading to the rise of “bodice-ripper” romances in the 1970s. The liberation of the romance novel’s content during the 1980s brought a vitality to the market that was dubbed a revolution, but the real romance revolution began in the 1990s with developments in the mainstream publishing industry and continues today. This book traces the history and evolution of the romance industry, covering successful (and not so successful) trends and describing changes in romance publishing that paved the way for the many popular subgenres flooding the market in the 21st century.

A Strong Hand

Author: Catt Ford
Publisher: Cursed Verlag
ISBN: 3958235131
Format: PDF
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Fotograf Damian Wolfe hat alles gesehen, alles erlebt und alles ausprobiert, was die BDSM-Szene für einen dominanten Spieler zu bieten hat – und sich schließlich von allem zurückgezogen. Angewidert von der Oberflächlichkeit der flüchtigen Affären vergräbt er sich tief in seiner großen Liebe: der Kunst erotischer Fotografie. Als jedoch Student Nicholas in sein wohlgeordnetes Leben stolpert, muss Damian plötzlich feststellen, dass er sich trotz aller Abgeklärtheit Nicks neugieriger Faszination und naiver Erotik nicht entziehen kann. Und zum ersten Mal wird ihm bewusst, dass er Liebe nicht nur mit einer Kamera einfangen kann...

Contemporary Gay Romances

Author: Felice Picano
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602826404
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Contemporary Gay Romances is the third collection of short fiction by legendary novelist and memoirist, Felice Picano (The Lure, Like People in History, Ambidextrous). It is also his most diverse in terms of the times, places, themes, characters and situations he writes about. Filled with the unexpected, the true, and the amazing, Contemporary Gay Romances moves with ease from gas-lit, upper class London, to a future, climate-altered Bay Area; from semi-rural Florida to Southern California beaches, to an extrasolar planet where people have surprising existences. His characters range from ordinary American suburban housewives to extraordinary children, from grieving young geologists and memory-haunted middle aged men, to British Midlands soccer stars and 22nd Century war heroes. Picano subtitled this collection of stylish, unique, and moving works "Tragic, Comic, Mystic & Horrific," and they are all that and more. The ten tales include prize winners as well as stories published here for the first time, and are as different from any standard "romances" as you can get, but they will linger in the mind and memory.

Cavaliersreise Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans

Author: Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646929596
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Bekenntnisse eines Gentlemans Gibt es ein abschreckenderes Beispiel für junge Bildungsreisende als Sir Henry Montague? Nach Montys Cavaliersreise wird der englische Adel seine Sprösslinge bestimmt nie wieder auf den Kontinent schicken. Irgendwie ist er immer in eine Tändelei verwickelt. Oder betrunken. Oder zur falschen Zeit am falschen Ort. Nackt! Kein gutes Vorbild für seine Reisegefährten, weder für seine kleine Schwester Felicity, noch für seinen Jugendfreund Percy. Doch Monty will keinen Augenblick vergeuden, denn bald heißt es zurück zum gestrengen Herrn Vater und die Standespflichten wahrnehmen. Montys Unbesonnenheit aber bringt sie alle in unvorhergesehene Schwierigkeit und bald sind Wegelagerer und Piraten sein geringstes Problem. Nicht zuletzt seine unausgesprochene und unerfüllte Liebe zu Percy. Noch nie war das 18. Jahrhundert so geistreich, verwegen und charmant.

Beyond Sex and Romance

Author: Elaine Hutton
Publisher: Womens PressLtd
ISBN: 9780704345379
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Elaine Hutton examines the current state of lesbian literature and questions whether it continues to be relevant to lesbians. She asks whether the literature is now simply perpetuating heterosexual ideologies instead of challenging them.

Him Mit ihm allein

Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3736302525
Format: PDF
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Jamie und Ryan waren beste Freunde. Die Sommer, die sie gemeinsam im Eishockey-Trainingscamp verbracht haben, waren die besten ihres Lebens. Nun stehen sie sich nach vier Jahren Funkstille plötzlich wieder gegenüber. Schon damals war Ryan klar, dass er schwul ist. Er war Hals über Kopf verliebt in Jamie. Die alten Gefühle sind sofort wieder da, viel stärker, intensiver ... schmerzhafter. Denn Jamie steht nach wie vor auf Frauen. Und was noch viel schlimmer ist: Er hat Ryan nie verziehen, dass er nach ihrer gemeinsamen Nacht den Kontakt zu ihm abgebrochen hat ...

Something Like Spring gay series

Author: Jay Bell
Publisher: Jay Bell
ISBN:
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Nothing in this world is permanent. Friends, lovers, even family, can all disappear in the blink of an eye. Without these anchors, it's all too easy to find oneself drifting. Jason Grant doesn't have much, aside from a beat-up old guitar and knack for getting kicked out of foster homes. His latest placement is set to be just another in a long line of failures. Then he meets Caesar Hubbard, a handsome guy who lives down the hall. For the first time in his life, Jason wants to stay, which means learning to be part of a family, and not letting his feelings--or his actions--ruin his first real chance of falling in love. Something Like Spring introduces a new character to the Seasons story, one with a troubled past and an equally turbulent future. Jason must traverse a winding road fraught with emotional conflicts and tough decisions... a road that might just lead to a certain couple in Austin. The Something Like... series: Book 1: Something Like Summer Book 2: Something Like Winter Book 3: Something Like Autumn Book 4: Something Like Spring Book 5: Something Like Lightning Book 6: Something Like Thunder Keywords: gay love, gay sex, gay relationships, LGBT, m/m romance, gay series, epic romance, queer fiction

SEOUL Magazine January 2018

Author: Seoul Selection
Publisher: Seoul Selection
ISBN:
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SEOUL Magazine is a travel and culture monthly designed to help both expats and tourists get the most of their stay in the city, whether they’re in for only a few days or dedicated lifers who are always in search of new places, facts and interesting events. Featuring in-depth reporting on how to enjoy the city, foreigners’ perspectives on life as an expat in Korea and more, SEOUL is an eclectic publication that has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for an interesting read or a simple source of information.

Booklist s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Author: Gillian Engberg
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911501
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.