When a severed rabbit's paw is delivered to her office, outcast cat shifter Rebecca Desjardin recognizes the summons home. One of their own has been murdered—and a shocking photo published in a local tabloid—and her Pride needs Rebecca, now a private investigator, to track down the killer. Investigative reporter Brandon Hanover wants to find out who slipped the photo of the half-shifted cat-woman under his door, marking him as a suspect in her death. Determined to stay one step ahead of the sexy journalist, Rebecca reluctantly agrees to partner with him to find the real murderer. But as their mutual attraction heats up, Rebecca finds it harder and harder to keep Brandon from discovering the existence of the shifter society—and her own true nature. When the search leads them back to the Pride, Rebecca must attempt to Change for the first time in years to face the killer, and save the man she loves... 80,000 words
Elizabeth Bennet is Austen’s most liberated and unambiguously appealing heroine, and Pride and Prejudice has remained over most of the past two centuries Austen’s most popular novel. The story turns on the marriage prospects of the five daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet: Elizabeth forms a prejudice against the proud and distant Mr. Darcy; Darcy’s charming friend Charles Bingley falls in love with her sister Jane; and the handsome officer George Wickham forms attachments successively to Elizabeth and to her sister Lydia. Irvine’s extensive introduction sets the novel in the context of the literary and intellectual history of the period, and deals with such crucial background issues as early-nineteenth century class relations in Britain, and female exclusion from property and power. The appendices present an unrivaled selection of background contextual documents.
Jams Austen (1775-1817)Jane Austen Has Been Regarded By Critics As The Moot Perfect Artist In English Fiction. George Saintsbury Compared Her To Shakespeare Whose Detachment And Elusiveness She Certainly Shares. She Was A Truly Great Novelist Of Manners Among The Country Gentry. Born In The Family Of A Rector Of Steventon In Hampshire, Jane Austen Had Her Early Education In Oxford And Reading. She Started Writing Early In Life. Between 1792 And 1798 She Completed Her First Four Novels, Lady Susan, First Impressions (Later Entitled Pride And Prejudice), Elinor And Marianne (Later Called Sense And Sensibility) And Northanger Abbey. Later She Produced Three More Novels: Mansfield Park, Emma And Persuasion. She Contracted Tuberculosis And Died Tragically Early At The Age Of 41. Although Not Recognized In Her Time, Her Popularity Has Increased, Rather Than Faded, With The Passing Of Years, Which Will Be Evident From The Remark Of F.R. Leavis: Jane Austen Inaugurated The Great Tradition Of Fiction. Pride And Prejudice Was Jane Austen S First Novel. She Started Writing It In 1797 Under The Title First Impressions. Later She Revised It And It Was Published In 1813 Under The Title Pride And Prejudice. It Is A Novel Mainly Concerned With The Problems Of Marriage. Four Pairs, Elizabeth And Darcy, Jane And Bingley, Charlotte And Collins, Lydia And Wickham Are Married On Different Considerations. The Main 3Tory Concerns The First Pair Who Are First Separated Because Of Their Pride And Prejudice And Later Reconciled And United As Their Misunderstandings Are Removed. This Novel Has Been Accepted As The Masterpiece Of The Novelist Having A Superbly Balanced Plot-Construction And A Well-Defined Character Development. Jane Austen Here Succeeded In Wedding Realism To A Lively Dialogue And Evolved A Witty Narrative Style To Express In The Most Vital Manner The Story Of A Young Girl And Her Love.
Beautiful tour guide, Kami Osbank is known in her Turkish village as a seductive, formidable young woman. But she is so much more than that. Incredibly fit, strong and sensual, she is actually a member of an ancient race known as the Pride. She should stay with her own species, but Kami wants to live in the contemporary world and have fun, where sexual experience is part of a loving relationship. The only problem is that when Kami gets aroused she morphs into a demoness, and more than one loutish British holidaymaker has fallen to her deathly desires. Everything changes when English tourist Mark Healey arrives in Turkey with his mates for a football holiday. Mark is different from the other tourists, and he and Kami find an instant mutual attraction that shocks and stuns both of them. Yet Kami dare not go too far, or Mark's life may be in danger, and this throws her into a maelstrom of erotic confusion. When Kami is abducted and returned to her strife-ridden people, Mark goes after her, embarking on a journey that's very different from the one he planned. An intense and cleverly written story that oozes originality and suspense.
A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist... Marine biologist Cassie Boulton likes her coffee with cream and her literature with happy endings. Her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice, but Cassie has no patience when a modern-day Mr. Darcy appears in her lab. Silent and aloof, Calder Westing III doesn't seem to offer anything but a famous family name. But there is more to Calder than meets the eye, and he can't get enough of Cassie Boulton. Especially after one passionate night by the sea. But Cassie keeps her distance. Frustrated by Cassie's evasions, Calder tells her about his feelings the only way she'll let him-by rewriting her favorite book, with the two of them in the roles of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. It's up to Cassie to supply the ending... Praise for The Man Who Loved Pride & Prejudice: "This is the liveliest romp through an established tale you'll find on the romance shelves!" -Best Romance Stories "Smart characters, lovely setting, excellent dialogue and rocking fine writing make this juicy romance a winner." -Bookfoolery and Babble "One of the best examples of the modern P & P story." -Queen of Happy Endings
"Chicago's Pride chronicles the growth -- from the 1830s to the 1893 Columbian Exposition - of the communities that sprang up around Chicago's leading industry. Wade shows that, contrary to the image in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, the Stockyards and Packingtown were viewed by proud Chicagoans as ""the eighth wonder of the world.""Wade traces the rise of the livestock trade and meat-packing industry, efforts to control the resulting air and water pollution, expansion of the work force and status of packinghouse employees, changes within the various ethnic neighborhoods, the vital role of voluntary organizations (especially religious organizations) in shaping the new community, and the ethnic influences on politics in this ""instant"" industrial suburb and powerful magnet for entrepreneurs, wage earners, and their families."