In 3042, an elite group of Metahuman agents serve the government to protect and defend civilization from powerful Metahuman rebellion activity. Each member is equipped with a unique set of supernatural abilities and powers to fight the deviant Metahuman underworld. This is the origin story of Central City’s premier strike force, Fuerza7.33 pages, Part 2, B/W interior with character profiles
Dr. Chris Shepard hat die junge Frau, die in seine Arztpraxis kommt, nie zuvor gesehen. Alex Morse gibt sich als Agentin des FBI zu erkennen. Sie sei, so sagt sie, auf der Spur eines Scheidungsanwalts, der seinen Klienten einen ganz besonderen Dienst bietet: Ihre Ehepartner sterben auf unerklärliche Weise. "Okay. Aber warum erzählen Sie mir das?" Zum ersten Mal blickte Agentin Morse unbehaglich drein. "Weil ...", sagte sie schließlich zögernd, "vor genau einer Woche Ihre Frau nach Jackson gefahren ist und zwei Stunden im Büro dieses Anwalts verbracht hat..."
Following highly publicized cases of violence such as the murder of James Bulger, the media effects debate reached a crescendo, with many forms of media routinely scapegoated as the causes of such brutality. This volume challenges conventional notions of effects, questioning not only whether the media is really capable of directly influencing people's views and actions but also whether this form of debates is the most useful way of conceptualizing the relationship between the media and the audience. With chapters drawn from differing viewpoints, covering issues such as the historical development of the effects tradition, the remarkable power of common sense arguments, children's actual responses to media texts, and the orchestration of popular public anxieties about the media, the book provides a re-examination of so-called media effects and the ways in which they are interpreted for public consumption.
The Gothic mode, typically preoccupied by questions of difference and otherness, consistently imagined the Other as a source of grotesque horror. Paradoxically, the Other also became a pitiful figure, often evoking empathy. The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments were refigured as Other during the Gothic era, and how they were imagined to be monstrous. Together, the essays highlight the Gothic inclination to represent all ailments as visibly monstrous, even those, such as mental illness, which were invisible. Th.
Sometimes the truth is more dangerous than a lie. Book 4 of 4 in The Marked Ones Trilogy series Nearly everything about Patrick’s life has been a lie orchestrated by the Kakodemoss. The same group that murdered his parents, turned him into a cybernetic assassin, and performed untold experiments on him for fifteen years. Experiments that have left him unsure where the fabricated Patrick ends and where the true one begins. Or if there even is one. But if he is ever to make amends for the unthinkable act he committed against Nualla, Patrick will have to accept that he’s a deadly weapon that can kill…and probably already has. That as much as he’s a victim, he’s also a monster hiding behind an unassuming smile. But is there truly any way to ask forgiveness for trying to end someone’s life? And if there is, is it already too late? Travis Centrina didn’t ask for Parker to walk into his life. But she did, and he’s scared to death that screwing things up with her might lose him his one last chance at happiness. However, as much as he believes she might be his One, there is also no denying that fact that she, along with Patrick and Nualla, are keeping secrets from him. And if the events of the past have taught Travis anything, it’s that secrets get people killed. But as he investigates the dark mysteries of the past, Travis begins to realize that the people closest to him are far more deadly than he could have imagined. And that to ensure the safety of Karalia he may be forced to betray the ones he loves. Can the Centrina boys unravel the dark secrets of the past in time? Or will everyone they care about meet the same fate as those they have already lost? The Other Side of Truth is approx. 124,000 words long, and the final full length novel in this imaginative, genre smashing, urban scifi romance. Don't miss the other books in The Marked Ones Trilogy series Beautiful Stranger (Book 0.5) Daemons in the Mist (Book 1) The Storm behind Your Eyes (Book 2) The Other Side of Truth (Book 3) The Marked Ones: The Complete Trilogy Boxed Set Interview with the Author Q - So, what makes The Marked Ones Trilogy special? A - Well for one, the series is a young adult interracial romance featuring a strong female protagonist, and a hapa (half Japanese, half Irish) geeky male protagonist. It’s a fish-out-of-water story told from the reverse perspective of what we’re used to seeing in most paranormal romance series. In that it has a high school boy as the seemingly normal character, and a female protagonist as the paranormal love interest (in this case a daemon!). But mostly, The Marked Ones is different because it takes the genres of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction, and high school romance and puts them all into a mixing bowl before baking them into a romantic mystery set in San Francisco. Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? A - If you’re looking for something a bit different with diverse protagonists, unusual teen love triangles that’s full of twists and turns that keep you guessing? Than this romantic paranormal mystery series is right up your alley. Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go? A - You sure can! I’ve put together a digital boxed set that includes all three books in the 335,000-word trilogy and a special trilogy edition of the first book, Daemons in the Mist, for readers who want to snatch up the series in one swoop. And better yet, you even save 25% versus buying the individual books. Check out my author page here on GooglePlay for more details, and a full list of my available titles. And thanks for reading! Keywords: action, coming of age, coming of age fantasy series, coming of age paranormal series, contemporary fantasy, Daemons, Fantasy, fantasy coming of age, fantasy romance, fantasy series, first love, forbidden love, futuristic, futuristic romance, Happa, high school, high school drama, interracial romance, Japanese, love triangle, marked ones, modern fantasy, multicultural, multicultural paranormal romance, Multicultural Romance, mystery, new adult, new adult fantasy, new adult romance, new adult scifi, new adult science fiction, Paranormal, paranormal fantasy, paranormal love triangles, paranormal romance, paranormal romance series, Romance, romantic suspense, San Francisco, science fiction, science fiction interracial romance, science fiction romance, SciFi romance, speculative fiction, strong female, strong female protagonist, supernatural fantasy, supernatural powers, Teen, Teens, teen love, teen romance, urban fantasy, urban fantasy paranormal suspense, urban scifi, urban science fiction, YA, young adult, young adult coming of age fantasy, young adult fantasy mystery, young adult fantasy series, young adult interracial romance, young adult modern fantasy, young adult science fiction, young adult science fiction romance, young adult urban fantasy
A distinguished group of analysts and critics offers a compelling look at what literature and the new approaches of theoretical disciplines bring to the understanding of traumatic experiences such as child abuse, AIDS, and the effects of historical atrocities such as the Holocaust. "These essays offer fresh approaches on the subject of trauma from both a psychoanalytic and contemporary theoretical point of view".--Alan Bass, Ph.D., psychoanalyst.
Mein Name ist Joe. Ich bin ein netter Kerl. Aber manchmal bringe ich Frauen um. Joe hat sein Leben scheinbar fest im Griff - tagsüber jobbt er als Putzmann bei der Polizei, abends geht er anderen Tätigkeiten nach. Er denkt daran, seine Fische zweimal täglich zu füttern und seine Mutter mindestens einmal pro Woche zu besuchen, obwohl er ihren Kaffee ab und zu mit Rattengift verfeinert. Er stört sich kaum an den Nachrichten über den Schlächter von Christchurch, der - so wird behauptet - sieben Frauen umgebracht hat. Joe weiß, dass der Schlächter nur sechs getötet hat. Er weiß es ganz einfach. Und Joe wird diesen Nachahmer finden; er wird ihn für die eine Tat bestrafen und ihm die anderen sechs Morde anhängen. Ein perfekter Plan, denn er weiß bereits, dass er die Polizei überlisten kann. Das Einzige, was noch getan werden muss, ist, sich um all die Frauen zu kümmern, die nicht aufhören, ihm im Weg zu stehen.
When Alexis's little sister Kasey becomes obsessed with an antique doll, Alexis thinks she is just being her usual weird self. Things get weirder, though, when their house starts changing. Doors open and close by themselves; water boils on the unlit stove; and an unplugged air conditioner blasts cold air. Kasey is changing, too. Her blue eyes go green, she starts using old-fashioned language, and she forgets chunks of time.
When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s going to need a different kind of help than he’s used to. He finds it in the bizarre form of The Ghoul, a monstrous investigator with a reputation for solving the world’s weirdest crimes. Written and created by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), with art by industry legend Bernie Wrightson.