Rock Paper Scissors

Ordinary Magic Stories

Author: Devon Monk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939853103

Category: Dragons

Page: 248

View: 9657


Three novellas now in paperback! Rock Candy, Paper Stars, Scissor Kisses have been previously published in ebook format. Just an Ordinary Halloween...Police officer Jean Reed doesn't normally mind pulling the graveyard shift in Ordinary Oregon. But one mob of cursed gnomes, one haunted harbor festival, and one chilling visit from Death makes this October stranger than most. One magical holiday. Some assembly required...Police Chief Delaney Reed loves the holidays in Ordinary, Oregon. But when a demon, a dragon, and a god bearing unusual gifts get thrown on top of her to do list, Delaney must roll up her sleeves and make this holiday unforgettable. This Valentine's Day there's more than hearts at risk...Police officer Myra Reed prefers her life orderly, predictable, and logical. But she must take on a stalker, a crossroads deal, and a dangerous spell that could reveal the one secret she's buried deep: she might be falling in love with a demon.

The Candy Shop War

Author: Brandon Mull

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 969


When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the new candy store owner Mrs. White, she gives them magical candy that endows them with super powers, but soon they find that along with these benefits are dangerous consequences.

Micah & Strange Candy

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755370864

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4487


MICAH 'Raising the dead is easy. Love is hard.' There are lots of reasons to raise the dead - some private, some public. In this case, the feds have a witness who died before he could speak on the record. They want him raised so his testimony can be taken. So here I am, Anita Blake, necromancer, on a plane to Philadelphia, flying off to do my job. But I'm not alone: Micah, head of the St Louis wereleopards, is with me. I'm happy to have him at my side. Until he mentions that this will be our first time alone together. Just me and Micah. And all my fears and doubts... STRANGE CANDY Fantastical fairy tales that will leave you craving more: from the woman who marries into a family of wizards to a couple fleeing a gang of love-hungry cupids, readers will revel in these unique visions.

American Literature in Context after 1929

Author: Philip R. Yannella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390438

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 5746


This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

Not Your Ordinary Vietnam War Stories

Author: Jim Pepper

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481729918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 3938


After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1969 I was commissioned as an officer in the Marines. I served an interesting ‘tour of duty’ in Southeast Asia in 1972, during which time I was “in and out” of six different countries...including Vietnam. A greenhorn lieutenant when I landed, I was eventually promoted to captain. Because of my God given ‘take charge personality’ and a few “very junior officer” notable accomplishments I found myself frequently being handpicked for special assignments. I ‘saw action’ with seven different units...some good ...some bad...some ugly. I saw men die. I saw capable men withered by fatigue, brave men crippled by fear. Since I served, more than forty years ago now, I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting and getting to know hundreds of fellow-Vietnam Vets; short term acquaintances, professional colleagues, neighbors, close friends, family members. Although our individual Vietnam stories are unique and intensely personal, I have come to realize that a common thread runs through most of them. For more than twenty-five years I have been asked to formally speak to sundry civic organizations, history classes, and social gatherings. As a result of fielding thousands of audience questions and listening to their spontaneous reactions to my “talks” I have learned what people are interesting in hearing. I have seen their reactions to my version of America’s ‘Vietnam experience’. I know what’s interesting and what’s not; what’s important to those who weren’t there, ordinary people who merely wonder ‘what it was like’. I have enjoyed two “successful careers” and am currently embarked upon my third. I have fired most of life’s best bullets, emptied most of my chosen weapon’s most precious magazines, drained my fullest canteens, exhausted most of my allotted time on this fair planet we call earth. I want to share a few of the stories of men I served with, men I came to know later in life, men I loved as brothers-in-arms surviving in harm’s way; or men who were simply ‘Crazy Vietnam Vets’ (like me) with a special story to tell. “Men JUST like me...only different!” Ours are interesting up and down tales of wonder and weird, of good times and bad. I am happily married to a “seasoned” school nurse, am the father of three college educated sons, and have two fine grandsons. I live in Blanco, Texas about forty miles due west of Austin. I have always viewed life’s glass as half full; hope you enjoy our ‘Not Ordinary’ war stories.

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

Six Marvellous Stories Including The BFG and Five Other Stories

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141378476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1

View: 8581


Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special collection: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG and The Twits. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.

Cloud Flare: A Dystopian Tale

Author: Deborah Dine

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312142758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3691


Cloud Flare is an exhilarating story about a magical yet dying world where fairies ride emails, teens have stones that give them magical powers, and with protagonists with real problems, a sight handicap, missing parents, class divisions, and their planet's growing natural disaster. The story hurtles along a dystopian path rich in the concepts of science, technology, engineering and math - STEM, and delivers powerful messages of accessibility and social acceptance. Written by acclaimed writer and journalist Deborah Dine, Cloud Flare will resonate with a young teen generation, both girls and boys, raised in our socially complex yet internet-driven environment.

Red Now and Laters

A Novel

Author: Marcus J. Guillory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476776857

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4147


Growing up deep in the heart of 1980s Texan Creole culture, Ti John, despite his overprotective mother and the help of supernatural guides, experiences the rough side of inner-city life, witnessing violence and death as he struggles to live up to his mother's middle-class aspirations. Original.