The book no one can stop talking about . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present.
Half man, half animal. Born to fight, alive with desire. They are the Shadow Shifters. And they will steal your heart... Part Four-the breathtaking conclusion to A.C. Arthur's HUNGER'S MATE (Shadow Shifters)! In Hunger's Mate: Part 4, Jewel has always had her own agenda. But when Ezra discovers how far she's gone-sleeping with the enemy to achieve her means-he has no choice but to ask himself: Can he trust her with his own secrets? Instinct tells him that he must be near her. She is the one who can satisfy his hunger. But will his passion for her mean the destruction of him and his kind? How far will one Shadow Shifter go as he follows his own heart? "The shifter universe just got sexier...sizzling!"-RT Book Reviews Read all four parts of this sensational novel-and look for the full volume of HUNGER'S MATE in February 2015 from St. Martin's Paperbacks.
USA Today Best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton presents Hunger (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 8) Betrayed by one of her own and turned into a vampire, hunter Eve is consumed by her hunger for vengeance and has spent five years surviving hell, driven to take the life of the man she once loved. But just as she is about to close in on the hunter-turned-vampire, an event is set in motion that threatens to see him slip beyond her grasp forever—the leader of her bloodline has sent an escort to bring her to the family’s mansion. To a nest of the very creatures she once hunted and loathes. A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of service, Tor is a man of discipline and loyalty, never straying from his mission or the rules set out for him, and has purged all his weaknesses, including his emotions. But the moment he meets the broken, fiery female he is to escort to Oslo, something dangerous awakens in him, something possessive and powerful, and when he is pulled into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who betrayed her, Tor discovers he will do anything to protect the woman slowly claiming his heart and give her the vengeance she desires—even break all the rules. Can Eve embrace her new vampire nature in order to have her revenge and find a reason to live again in Tor? Can Tor and Eve stop the man who betrayed her and the deaths of thousands of innocents? Or will he succeed in creating a new army of hybrid vampires who will rise up against the purebloods? Books in the Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 1: Prophecy: Child of Light Book 2: Prophecy: Caelestis and Aurorea Book 3: Prophecy: Dark Moon Rising Book 3.1: Spellbound Book 3.5: Reunion Book 4: Seventh Circle Book 5: Winter’s Kiss Book 6: Hunter’s Moon Book 7: Masquerade Book 8: Hunger
For the 'normals' the buck must stop somewhere - with the 'freaks'.More and more kids are developing strange powers and, just as frightingly, so are the animals in the FAYZ: talking coyotes, swimming bats and deadly worms with razor-sharp teeth are just the beginning. For Sam Temple the strain of leadership is beginning to show and he's got more that just dwindling rations and in-fighting to worry about. Caine is back with the psychotic whiphand, Drake, by his side. And in the background lies the greatest danger of all - and he needs to be fed.
Two strangers—one warm and human, the other deadly and craving—become pawns in an all-out vampire war as this series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightwalkers saga heats up. As an energy vampire, Halo enjoys the chase for human blood—if it’s pure and consensual. But Halo goes from hunter to hunted when he is knocked unconscious and taken hostage by vicious sycophants. As he comes to, he realizes that he’s naked, starving, and trapped in a sealed room. With him is a deliciously human female, tempting him to feed—except her blood is heady with the scent of poisonous drugs. Never has nourishment been so near, yet so far . . . and it’s all part of the sycophants’ sick game. The last thing Felice Mendoza remembers is everything going black. She awakens stripped, drugged, exposed, and alone—with a vampire. Halo is at once savage and tender, terrifying and alluring. Felice senses that her only chance to escape depends upon his survival. Given the choice between Halo and his enemies, Felice surrenders to his ravenous hunger. It’s a calculated risk—and a delirious pleasure. As Felice is ushered into a world as dangerous as it is desirable, their fight for deliverance is only the beginning. Don’t miss the first seductive Energy Vampires novel: THIRST Praise for Jacquelyn Frank’s World of Nightwalkers novels “A highly entertaining paranormal series.”—Fresh Fiction “If you loved the original Nightwalker books, you’ll enjoy this.”—USA Today, on Forsaken “Jacquelyn Frank uses a deft hand to weave the layers of this series together. . . . The love affairs have been wildly romantic with some very sensual love scenes.”—The Romance Reviews “The relationships in this series are intriguing. . . . The ancient struggle between two forces gives this story plenty of action and sizzle.”—RT Book Reviews, on Forever “As always, Frank excels in highlighting the lovers’ delight in exploring the strangeness of each other’s bodies.”—Publishers Weekly This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions committed to the conquest of world hunger.
Through a series of case studies spanning the bounds of literature, photography, essay, and manifesto, this book examines the ways in which literary texts do theoretical, ethical, and political work. Nicole Simek approaches the relationship between literature, theory, and public life through a specific site, the French Antillean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, and focuses on two mutually elucidating terms: hunger and irony. Reading these concepts together helps elucidate irony’s creative potential and limits. If hunger gives irony purchase by anchoring it in particular historical and material conditions, irony also gives a literature and politics of hunger a means for moving beyond a given situation, for pushing through the inertias of history and culture.
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
Summary of HUNGER: Martina Newberry’s most recent book, HUNGER, is daring, complex, and, at the same time, accessible. Found here is dreaming, abstraction, grief, joy, sexuality,guilt, chagrin,anger,and humor. Newberry’s voice haunts us with her (and our) perplexity in living in a world that strives for goodness, but is slaked by miscommunication, lies and war. HUNGER speaks to us of personal and planetary appetites--how and if they are satisfied. This book is an achievement in skill, perception, and spirit.
Jasmine is sick in bed when a sexy stranger breaks in and reveals she's suffering an irreversible case of vampirism. And because her turning wasn't approved by the Council, he must kill her once the transition is complete. In the meantime, the executioner offers to ease her torment with chocolate, hot peppers or sexual release. Fortunately for them both, Jasmine's kitchen is bare... Corin's honor demands he do his duty, but he cannot execute the lovely woman while any part of her humanity remains. He must also find—and kill—her sire. Jasmine denies ever having contact with a vampire, causing Corin to question the justice of his orders. Sensing his hesitation, the Council dispatches another executioner, forcing the pair to make a run for it. Every hour they spend together—every sensual encounter they share—finds them growing closer. Now Corin will have to choose: kill the woman he loves, or go against everything he believes to set her free. 60,000 words
Hunger for the Word provides weekly reflections on the lectionary readings for Year A from the standpoint of a concern for hunger and justice. Drawing on the insights and stories of pastors, professors, and other theologically grounded people who are active in anti-hunger advocacy through Bread for the Word, Hunger for the Word explores the scriptural witness with an openness to seeing how God's Word can nourish us in the struggle to feed the hungry.
A timely and provocative look at the role political developments and the biology of nutrition play in world famine
The desire-and danger-heats up to a scorching degree in HUNGER'S MATE: Part Three (Shadow Shifters) from popular romance author A.C. Arthur. In Hunger's Mate: Part 3 by A.C. Arthur, Jewel has plotted and schemed for months, hiding her knowledge of a top-secret operation-and keeping Ezra guessing...and hungry for more. Captivated by her passion, skill, and courage, Ezra wants to help Jewel on her mission. But can she be trusted? Is his desire for her worth the risk? "The shifter universe just got sexier...sizzling!"-RT Book Reviews Read all four parts of this sensational novel-and look for the full volume of HUNGER'S MATE in February 2015 from St. Martin's Paperbacks.
A is for...Action Scenes. The Hunger Game trilogy is full of nail-biting action and tense battle scenes. B is for...Bestselling Books. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, the first two books in the series, were each New York Times bestsellers, and Mockingjay topped all US bestseller lists. C is for...Suzanne Collins, the author of the books. She has also adapted The Hunger Games for the much-awaited upcoming film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.If you love the Hunger Games trilogy, then this is the book for you! Find out about the characters, the controversy and how the books are being transformed for the Hollywood screen. A must-have for any Hunger Games fan!
It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Food ran out weeks ago and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them. The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll. From the Hardcover edition.