Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Author: Michelle Ann Abate
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496811682
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With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance

Author: Trisha Telep
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849011796
Format: PDF, ePub
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Paranormal romance is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. Although packed with a menagerie of werewolves, shapeshifters and assorted demons, its undisputed king is none other than our favourite centuries-old bloodsucker - the vampire. We're now living in a post-Buffy world of dark urban fantasy à la Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Sherrilyn Kenyon's irresistible Dark Hunters and the blood-lusting soul mates of Christine Feehan. But it doesn't stop there. This Mammoth collection opens a vein to reveal the mind-boggling scope of the supercharged phenomenon created when vampires met romance. Let the biggest and brightest names in the paranormal romance business take you hot on the haemoglobin trail of the sexiest creatures of the night. Witness the bewildering array of complex vampire codes of conduct, dark ritual and dating practices, as they chat up the locals and engage in the most erotic encounters you will sink your teeth into this side of un-Death. These ain't your mother's vampires!

Vampires of Manhattan

Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401330819
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End comes a new novel that explores the battle between good and evil, in the city that never sleeps...VAMPIRES OF MANHATTAN: The New Blue Bloods Coven You'll devour Melissa de la Cruz's hot new adult novel, in which her Blue Bloods immortals have matured and are now exposed to new challenges, new loves, new threats, and a haute, hot hipster lifestyle. It is ten years after the great War with Lucifer, and the Coven has rebuilt. Leader of the Fallen, Oliver Hazard-Perry, plans to celebrate this prosperity by throwing a 400 Year Ball-and all Blue Blood society will be there. And then, all hell breaks loose....

Urban Fantasy Collection Vampires

Author: Adrian Phoenix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451652151
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An eBook collection of three urban fantasy novels: Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix, Staked by J.F. Lewis, and Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready. A RUSH OF WINGS Special Agent Heather Wallace is a strong, compassionate woman who believes in justice and being a voice for the dead. When she trails a serial-killing sexual sadist to New Orleans, an unexpected twist leads her to a man who goes by the name Dante. Dante is a gorgeous, talented rock star, and a vampire. He's also the killer's next target. Caught in a web of deception stretching to the FBI and beyond, Heather runs a desperate race against time, against other agents, and against her own deepening feelings for Dante. But not even she will be able to save Dante from his own stolen past... STAKED A "fast-paced story with a heady mixture of humor, violence, and sex" (Library Journal), this witty and immensely appealing urban fantasy novel features a strip club-owning vampire with memory problems. Fans who enjoy Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and Kim Harrison will love this unforgettable and subversive dark fantasy novel. WICKED GAME Recovering con artist Ciara Griffin is trying to live the straight life, even if it means finding a (shudder!) real job. She takes an internship at a local radio station, whose late-night time-warp format features 1940s blues, '60s psychedelia, '80s goth, and more, all with an uncannily authentic flair. Ciara soon discovers just how the DJs maintain their cred: they're vampires, stuck forever in the eras in which they were turned. To boost ratings and save the lives of her strange new friends, Ciara rebrands the station as "WVMP, the Lifeblood of Rock 'n' Roll." In the ultimate con, she hides the DJs' vampire nature in plain sight, disguising the bloody truth as a marketing gimmick. But the "gimmick" enrages a posse of ancient and powerful vampires who aren't so eager to be brought into the light. Soon the stakes are higher—and the perils graver—than any con game Ciara's ever played…

Claiming the Heart

Author: Sara Luck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451652259
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As the Texas and Pacific Railroad expands across the wideopen frontier, a spirited young woman finds a triumphant love amidst the tracks and tumult. History in the making . . . July 1876: Building a railroad that reaches Fort Worth city limits by a midnight deadline is an all-consuming obsession for track supervisor Gabriel Corrigan—while his socialite wife, Marthalee, daughter of a powerful Louisiana politician, heads home to arrange a marriage annulment. But when Gabe crosses paths with Josie Laclede, a vivacious businesswoman from St. Louis, he sees a sassy lady bold enough to stake her claim in the wild Texas plains—yet soft and sweet enough to win his heart. Love for the keeping . . . Though her past is a mystery—Josie was a foundling, raised by a kind widower who now runs a shop and hotel with her—Gabe dreams of a bright future with Josie by his side. Tantalized by his gentle kisses, and swept up in the thrilling track-laying race that has all of Fort Worth pitching in, Josie is tempted to fall hard for Gabe. But Marthalee returns, vying for the T&P fortune he stands to make. And when her father offers Gabe a senate seat and a chance to get back into his wellconnected family, a heartbroken Josie vanishes with the prairie breeze. Will their dream of a once-in-a-lifetime love go up in smoke?

Sundown a Vampire s Reprieve

Author: Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557697581
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The sensational follow up to the hit acclaimed vampire romance, FALLEN FROM SHADOW - FOUND IN GRACE, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc finishes up this beautiful storyline with SUNDOWN - A VAMPIRE'S REPRIEVE and what a conclusion it is!Treaudeaux Valentin is a spoiled little rich boy, silver spoon in mouth, powerful attorney father and everything any young man could hope for...and that's the problem.But what Treaudeaux doesn't realize is that the kind of adventure he's hoping for may not be the kind he really wants when he meets Trish, the former owner of the nightclub, Twilight Innocent and the current owner of the Goth club, Cryptic Embrace.Trish is mysterious, exotic and beautiful and Treaudeaux soon finds himself embroiled in a world of darkness, deceit, treachery and...VAMPIRES!Will Treaudeaux's new adventure - and what he's so desperately wanted - be his last?

The Vampire Gallery

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN:
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Presents profiles of famous vampires since the 18th century, including Barnabas Collins, Count Dracula, Lord Ruthven, and Graf Orlock

Der kleine Vampir zieht um

Author: Angela Sommer-Bodenburg
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644468214
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Anton hat einen höchst merkwürdigen Freund. Das meinen jedenfalls seine Eltern, die zum Glück keine Ahnung haben, wer dieser Freund in Wahrheit ist: ein kleiner Vampir! Rüdiger ist sogar ein ungewöhnlich netter Vampir, der Anton (fast) nie Angst macht. Trotzdem –– so ein Vampirfreund kann einen schon in Verlegenheit bringen. Zum Beispiel, wenn er daheim «Gruftverbot» hat und deshalb umziehen muss. Aber ausgerechnet in Antons Keller? Die berühmte Serie von Angela Sommer-Bodenburg mit Zeichnungen von Amelie Glienke.

Encounters with Vampires

Author: David Robson
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 160152207X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For some, vampires are the stuff of fiction; for others, real life encounters have convinced them that vampires walk among us. Terrifying stories of vampire sightings, vampires attacks, and vampire hunting suggest that the truth of these fanged creatures is stranger than any fiction.