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Gothic Tales

i Such whispered tales such old temptations and hauntings and devilish terrors i br br Elizabeth Gaskell s chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie compelling effect Disappearances inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings mixes gossip and fact Lois the Witch a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria while in The Old Nurse s Story a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors Whether darkly surreal such as The Poor Clare where an evil doppelganger is formed by a woman s bitter curse or mischievous like Curious if True a playful reworking of fairy tales all the pieces in this volume form a start contrast to the social realism of Gaskell s novels revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing br br Laura Kranzler s introduction discusses how Gaskell s tales with their ghostly doublings and transgressive passions show the Gothic underside of female identity domestic relations and male authority This edition also contains a chronology further reading and explanatory notes


Batman: Gothic

Batman must face his own greatest fears when the man behind the mask Bruce Wayne begins to have nightmares about his boyhood schoolmaster the cruel Mr Winchester Now Winchester has come to Gotham City this time with supernatural powers And unless the Caped Crusader can stop him he will convert the city into his own cathedral of death


Urban Gothic

When their car broke down in a dangerous neighborhood of the inner city Kerri and her friends thought they would find shelter in the old dark row house They thought it was abandoned They thought they would be safe there until morning They were wrong on all counts The residents of the row house live in the cellar and rarely come out in the light of day They re far worse than anything on the streets outside And they don t like intruders Before the sun comes up Kerri and her friends will fight for their very lives though death is only part of their nightmare


Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn t as simple as it seems she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts But she also understands that normal doesn t mix with magic and she s worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life br br Ranch sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that Good old ordinary uneventful hard work Only Amy and her sister Phin aren t alone There s someone in the house with them and it s not the living breathing amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door br br It s a ghost and it s more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined It wants something from Amy and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back br br This is the summer when the wall between Amy s worlds is going to come crashing down


Seven Gothic Tales

Originally published in Seven Gothic Tales the first book by one of the finest and most singular artists of our time The Atlantic is a modern classic Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth century Gothic tale in the tradition of writers such as Goethe Hoffmann and Poe


The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

A castle filled with intrigue a plotting duchess and a mysterious death in Catherine Bailey s The Secret Rooms br br At am on April John the th Duke of Rutland and one of Britain s wealthiest men ended his days virtually alone lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants quarters of his own home Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire br br For weeks as his health deteriorated his family his servants even the King s doctor pleaded with him to come out but he refused br br After his death his son and heir Charles the th Duke of Rutland ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years br br What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances br br For the first time in The Secret Rooms Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love honour and betrayal played out in the grand salons of Britain s stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century and on the battlefields of the Western Front At its core is a secret so dark that it consumed the life of the man who fought to his death to keep it hidden This extraordinary mystery from the author of Black Diamonds perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey Brideshead Revisited and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher


Carpenter's Gothic

This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran From their carpenter gothic rented house Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude s African mission At the still center of the breakneck action revealed in Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialoge is Paul s wife Liz and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house As Paul mishandles the situation his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad and Armageddon comes rapidly closer Displaying Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialogue and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality Carpenter s Gothic shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers Malcolm Bradbury The Washington Post Book World br An unholy landmark of a novel an extra turret added on to the ample ingenious audacious Gothic mansion Gaddis has been building in American letters Cynthia Ozick The New York Times Book Review br Everything in this compelling and brilliant vision of America the packaged sleaze the incipient violence the fundamentalist furor the constricted sexuality is charged with the force of a volcanic eruption Carpenter s Gothic will reenergize and give shape to contemporary literature Walter Abish


Flesh Gothic

House of Passion br br br Hildreth House On a moonlight night in early spring twenty seven people entered the mansion s labyrinthine halls to partake in an orgy of diabolical debauchery the likes of which beggared description And one by one twenty six of them were butchered in place The twenty seventh body was never recovered br br br House of Sin br br br The screams have faded and the blood has dried but the spectral house remains waiting br br br House of Hell br br br Welcome to the mansion made in Hell br br br Flesh Gothic br br br Where the temple of evil is your own body


Gothic Doll (Gothic Doll, #1)

A sus a os Maya es una chica normal su vida se revuelve entre las ideas de su mam los besos y pleitos con Abel las tocadas de rock las amigas la escuela Hasta que un d a despierta en un callej n sola con la ropa rota y acostada sobre un charco de sangre Su vida acaba de tomar un giro violento e irreversible y ahora debe enfrentarse a su identidad y a la responsabilidad que implica una herencia que no pidi ni esperaba


Gothic Soul (Gothic Doll, #2)

Los muertos solo vuelven de la tumba por dos razones la primera que ten an asuntos pendientes La segunda que no estaban muertos br br Maya ha muerto pero su existencia apenas empieza Y est empe ada en vengarse de quienes la llevaron a la tumba Sin embargo una amenaza la obliga a postergar sus planes y emprender un viaje tendr que dejar atr s su doloroso pasado y enfrentar la inmortalidad la soledad si es que logra llegar a su destino br br Mientras tanto las huellas que M ha dejado en su camino empiezan a cruzarse y paso a paso ir n retirando el halo de misterio que rodea al creador de Maya sus motivos y sobre todo las terribles consecuencias de sus decisiones br br La inquietante historia de la vampira Maya br contin a en Gothic Soul


Scarlette: A Gothic Folktale

i b Fans of Aaron Mahnke s Lore will be thrilled to read this historical fantasy novel that blurs the line between folklore and reality b i br br div div div Ninety years before the Brothers Grimm penned their version of Little Red Riding Hood an historic gruesome series of events shocked all of Europe Starting in an unidentified wolf like animal ferociously mauled dozens of peasants in the G vaudan region of France Whispered rumors of unnatural creatures blended with age old superstition to cause mass hysteria Alarmed King Louis XV sent his best huntsmen to rid the province of the beastly scourge but this legendary massacre had only just begun div div div div br Scarlette a year old seamstress who is laboring to make ends meet lives under this dark threat Although fearful of the nightmarish monster lurking in the surrounding forest she remains naive and skeptical of the supernatural gossip Until her grandmother is attacked br br Scarlette learns her grandmother has been infected by the animal s bite Desperate to save her Scarlette begins to uncover the dark secrets of her village and finds there are those who wish to keep their pasts hidden As time grows short Scarlette is befriended by a local nobleman and a woodcutter who both share an eerie history with the wolf Scarlette must unravel the men s connection and solve a long forgotten crime before her grandmother s infection spreads div div div div div div b Based on both the traditional Grimm fairy tale and older known French versions of Little Red Riding Hood this Gothic novel is set against the historic th century Beast of G vaudan attacks in a modern accessible prose style b Unique to the genre the novel revives the fable of the girl in the red cloak with a new historical angle div div div div div div i i div


Frankenstein (Gothic Classic - The Uncensored 1818 Edition) : Science Fiction Classic

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is the original Uncensored Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author s original intentions than the heavily revised edition edited by Shelley in part because of pressure to make the story more conservative Many scholars prefer the text to the more common edition This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen and the novel was published when she was twenty one Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva where much of the story takes place and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Shelley The storyline emerged from a dream Mary Percy Lord Byron and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made She then wrote Frankenstein


Gothic

Tailored specifically for students new to the daunting field of literary theory Fred Botting s em Gothic em is a clear and welcome introduction to the study of this compelling genre This lucid easy to follow guide br Explains the transformations of the genre through history br Outlines all the major figures which define the genre such as ghosts monsters and vampires br Charts key texts over two centuries br Traces origins of the form br Looks at the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts br Provides a succinct introduction to the field which is also an excellent foundation for further study


American Gothic Tales

Joyce Carol Oates has a special perspective on the gothic in American short fiction at least partially because her own horror yarns rank on the spine tingling chart with the masters She is able to see the unbroken link of the macabre that ties Edgar Allan Poe to Anne Rice and to recognize the dark psychological bonds between Henry James and Stephen King This remarkable anthology of gothic fiction spanning two centuries of American writing gives us an intriguing and entertaining look at how the gothic imagination makes for great literature in the works of forty six exceptional writers In showing us the gothic vision a world askew where mankind s forbidden impulses are set free from the repressions of the psyche and nature turns malevolent and lawless Joyce Carol Oates includes Henry James s The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Herman Melville s horrific tale of factory women The Tartarus of Maids and Edith Wharton s Afterward which are rarely collected and appear together here for the first time br br Added to these stories of the past are new ones that explore the wounded worlds of Stephen King Anne Rice Peter Straub Raymond Carver and more than twenty other wonderful contemporary writers This impressive collection reveals the astonishing scope of the gothic writer s subject matter style and incomparable genius for manipulating our emotions and penetrating our dreams With Joyce Carol Oates s superb introduction b American Gothic Tales b is destined to become the standard one volume edition of the genre that American writers if they didn t create it outright have brought to its chilling zenith br br rom Wieland or The transformation Charles Brockden Brown br The legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving br The man of adamant Nathaniel Hawthorne br Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne br The Tartarus of maids Herman Melville br The black cat Edgar Allan Poe br The yellow wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman br The romance of certain old clothes Henry James br The damned thing Ambrose Bierce br Afterward Edith Wharton br The striding place Gertrude Atherton br Death in the woods Sherwood Anderson br The outsider H P Lovecraft br A rose for Emily William Faulkner br The lonesome place August Derleth br The door E B White br The lovely house Shirley Jackson br Allal Paul Bowles br The reencounter Isaac Bashevis Singer br In the icebound hothouse William Goyen br The enormous radio John Cheever br The veldt Ray Bradbury br The Dachau shoe W S Merwin br The approved W S Merwin br Spiders I have known W S Merwin br Postcards from the Maginot Line W S Merwin br Johnny Panic and the Bible of dreams Sylvia Plath br In bed one night Robert Coover br Schro dinger s cat Ursula K Le Guin br The waterworks E L Doctorow br Shattered like a glass goblin Harlan Ellison br Human moments in World War III Don DeLillo br The anatomy of desire John L Heureux br Little things Raymond Carver br The temple Joyce Carol Oates br Freniere from Interview with the Vampires Anne Rice br A short guide to the city Peter Straub br In the penny arcade Steven Millhauser br The reach Stephen King br Exchange value Charles Johnson br Snow John Crowley br The last feast of Harlequin Thomas Ligotti br Time and again Breece D J Pancake br Replacements Lisa Tuttle br Spirit seizures Melissa Pritchard br Cat in glass Nancy Etchemendy br The girl who loved animals Bruce McAllister br Ursus Triad later Kathe Koja and Barry N Malzberg br from Geek Love The nuclear family his talk her teeth Katherine Dunn br Subsoil Nicholson Baker


Dark Desires (Dark Gothic #1)

i This is an alternate cover edition for a href https www goodreads com book show dark desires rel nofollow B E OW a i br br Betrayed by those she trusted penniless and alone Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr Damien Cole Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he s a man to fear she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems least of all her handsome and brooding employer As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien she must also deal with the blood the disappearances and the murders br br With her options dwindling and time running out Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with Is he an innocent and misunderstood man or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets br br Note All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand alone novels


Dracula: Classic Gothic Horror

DRACULA br br By Bram Stoker br br The Complete Classic br br Brand New Edition br br When it was first published in Dracula was not an immediate bestseller although reviewers were unstinting in their praise The contemporary Daily Mail ranked Stoker s powers above those of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe as well as Emily Bronte s Wuthering Heights br br According to literary historians Nina Auerbach and David J Skal in the Norton Critical Edition the novel has become more significant for modern readers than it was for contemporary Victorian readers most of whom enjoyed it just as a good adventure story it only reached its broad iconic legendary classic status later in the th century when the movie versions appeared It did not make much money for Stoker the last year of his life he was so poor that he had to petition for a compassionate grant from the Royal Literary Fund and in his widow was forced to sell his notes and outlines of the novel at a Sotheby s auction where they were purchased for a little over pounds But when W Murnau s unauthorized adaptation of the story in the form of Nosferatu was released in theatres in Stoker s widow took affaire and during the legal battle that followed the novel s popularity started to grow Nosferatu was followed by a highly successful stage adaptation touring the UK for three years before arriving in the US where Stoker s creation caught Hollywood s attention and after the American movie version was released the book has never been out of print However some Victorian fans were ahead of the time describing it as the sensation of the season and the most blood curdling novel of the paralysed century Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to Stoker in a letter I write to tell you how very much I have enjoyed reading Dracula I think it is the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years The Daily Mail review of June proclaimed it a classic of Gothic horror In seeking a parallel to this weird powerful and horrorful story our mind reverts to such tales as The Mysteries of Udolpho Frankenstein The Fall of the House of Usher but Dracula is even more appalling in its gloomy fascination than any one of these


The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from the late eighteenth century to the present day Gothic fiction is generally identified with Horace Walpole s Castle of Otranto and the works of Ann Radcliffe and with heroes and heroines menaced by feudal villains amid crumbling ruins While the repertoire of claustrophobic settings gloomy themes and threatening atmosphere established the Gothic genre later writers from Poe onwards achieved an ever greater sophistication and a shift in emphasis from cruelty to decadence Modern Gothic is distinguished by its imaginative variety of voice from the chilling depiction of a disordered mind to the sinister suggestion of vampirism This anthology brings together the work of writers such as Le Fanu Hawthorne Hardy Faulkner and Borges with their earliest literary forebears and emphasizes the central role of women writers from Anna Laetitia Aikin to Isabel Allende While the Gothic tale shares some characteristics with the ghost story and tales of horror and fantasy the present volume triumphantly celebrates the distinctive features that define this powerful and unsettling literary form


Japanese Gothic Tales

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Gothic and Lolita

p GOTHIC AND LOLITA edited by Katsuhiko Ishikawa with photographs by Masayuki Yoshinaga is a new photographic collection that celebrates the eclectic and bizarre street fashion of Japanese popular youth culture A mixture of high fashion and home made ensembles the Gothic and Lolita scene is a bizarre hybrid boasting thousands of devotees who dedicate their lives to creating ever more flamboyant and original variations of this fused style p p The origin of this eccentric fashion movement traces back to Osaka in the mid s when young teenagers adopted Gothic fashion in response to the clothes worn and promoted by Japanese Gothic rock bands Influenced by Western fashion trends from the mid s young teenagers predominately adolescent girls began to dress in juxtapositions corsets spikes lacy Victorian dresses dark eye makeup black spandex frilly tutus patterned knee highs ruffled bows and wigs of all lengths and styles p p Specially commissioned by Phaidon Press and based on the creative design of the bestselling Fruits and Fresh Fruits Gothic And Lolita features portraits and group shots of Japanese Goths and Lolitas both at home and in the urban centers of Tokyo and Osaka Presented in a simple format with a funky design hundreds of teenagers posed for the camera in their imaginative and often surreal outfits and offered personal insights into the idea behind their personal fashion choices The responses are sometimes surprising sometimes shocking often hilarious and always compelling p


Gothic Fate (Gothic Doll, #3)

Aquella ser a la noche no cab a duda Muy pocas situaciones obligar an a la esencia superior de un ser muerto hac a millones de a os a bajar a poner atenci n a los insignificantes eventos de la Tierra br br Maya recorre las calles de Par s con el coraz n roto buscando sentido a su existencia Mientras tanto la tormenta que se anuncia desde Gothic Doll y Gothic Soul se acerca hasta Maya con la amenaza de destrozar toda posibilidad de amor de anhelo de vida Ir nicamente la tempestad tambi n est cargada de una esperanza que ella ignora Cu l ser su destino como vampira inmortal


Academy Gothic

Tate Cowlishaw is late for another faculty meeting when he discovers the body of Scoot Simkins dean of Parshall College Cowlishaw might be legally blind but sees that a man with three bullets in his head didn t put them there himself The police disagree When Cowlishaw investigates he is told his teaching contract won t be renewed Suspects aren t hard to come by at the college annually ranked Worst Value by U S News amp World Report While the faculty brace for a visit from the accreditation board Cowlishaw s investigation leads him to another colleague on eternal sabbatical Before long his efforts to save his job become efforts to stay alive A farcical tale of incompetence and corruption Academy Gothic scathingly redefines higher education as it chronicles the last days of a dying college


American Gothic

The Castle It looms over the streets of modern Chicago Its stone walls conceal a maze of secret passageways and hidden rooms private laboratories and concealed trapdoors The Castle is home to G Gordon Gregg physician murderer His victims are young beautiful wealthy women His methods are swift scientific and painless his crime perfect Until a newspaper reporter becomes suspicious Investigating Dr Gregg Crystal finds herself falling in love with the charismatic surgeon despite the danger It is that love that seals her doom for what G Gordon Gregg loves he kills Continuing ibooks releases of classic thrillers by the King of Terror Psycho creator Robert Bloch


Late Victorian Gothic Tales

The Victorian fin de siecle has many associations the era of Decadence The Yellow Book the New Woman the scandalous Oscar Wilde the Empire on which the sun never set This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age where the undead walked and evil curses foul murder doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the s with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle Vernon Lee Henry James and Arthur Machen as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment


A Very Gothic Christmas (Feehan Christmas Stories, #1)

i TWO WICKED AND WONDROUS HOLIDAY NOVELLAS i br br b AFTER THE MUSIC b by CHRISTINE FEEHAN br Terrified by mysterious threats Jessica Fitzpatrick spirits away her twin wards Tara and Trevor to the remote island mansion of their estranged father world famous musician Dillon Wentworth Ever since the fire that claimed his troubled wife s life and left him horribly disfigured Dillon has shut out the world With Christmas approaching the spark between him and Jessica might light the future but there are those who shared Dillon s wife s love of the occult and their evil machinations may plunge the family into darkness unless a Christmas miracle occurs br br b LADY OF THE LOCKET b by MELANIE GEORGE br The echoes of history and romance lure Rachel Hudson to Glengarren the Scottish castle where her parents met many Christmases ago But it is the portrait of fierce Highlander Duncan MacGregor that sparks an inexplicable yearning inside her On a storm tossed night as lightning cracks across the castle s turrets Rachel finds herself face to face with MacGregor himself astride a mighty stallion Now stepping into Rachel s time and her heart the warrior from the past is pursued by an ancient evil enemy


Gothic Grimoire

As the rest of the world goes to sleep the nightkind those who prefer to explore the mysteries of the night prepare for their rites Whether you are new to the practice of nocturnal magick or a seasoned dark mystic this companion to the popular Nocturnal Witchcraft is sure to bring new levels of power to your nights br br Expand your connection to the dark ether and the unseen world with this collection of techniques and rituals taken directly from the author s personal magickal notebooks Explore the Nocturnicon a collection of rites designed to overcom the unique obstacles that appear in the life of the nightkind br br Commune with the Dark Gods and Goddesses of the Night with nocturnal rituals for the sabbats Examine advanced astral workings including astral travel working with thoughtforms and banishing unwanted energies and entities Connect with the positive side of the darkness within and without as you learn br br Not for the meek the magick you ll encounter in these pages will help you transform yourself and change the way you perceive reality from this night forward br


Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales

b Get ready to sleep with the lights on GIRLS LIFE b br br A lovesick count and the ghost of his brutalized servant a serial killer who defies death a house with a violent mind of its own and another that holds a grotesque secret within its peeling walls Here are witches who feast on faces changeling rites of passage a venerable vampire br contemplating his end and a fanged brat who drains the patience of a bumbling teenage boy Here too are a flamboyant young novelist in search of a subject more compelling than his own eerie existence and br the daughter of a sorcerer fighting to free her lover and her will from sinister bonds Enter the world of GOTHIC a celebration of the literary form made famous by such writers as Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe br br With chilling stories by br Joan Aiken br M T Anderson br Neil Gaiman br Caitl n R Kiernan br Gregory Maguire br Garth Nix br Celia Rees br Janni Lee Simner br Vivian Vande Velde br Barry Yourgrau


Dark Prince (Dark Gothic, #3)

Innkeeper s daughter Jane Heatherington is sold into indentured servitude to cover her father s debts sold to Aidan Warrick a man whose handsome face and form mock the rumors that skulk in his shadow rumors that paint him a smuggler a pirate and worse br br On the rainswept Cornish coast Aidan s business is carried out in the darkest hours of moonless nights his secrets are many and death follows in his wake Isolated and alone Jane s only companion is the man she dare not trust the man who looks at her with heated desire that she both fears and craves br br As she finds herself ensnared in the twisted schemes carried out within the walls of Aidan s looming estate Jane must decide if Aidan Warrick is the dark prince of her dreams or a monster preying on the innocent br br Note All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand alone novels


The Passion of Darius: A Gothic Tale of Love and Seduction (Somerset Historicals #1)

Somerset br br Ti amo mia cara br br The fine art of persuasion Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman The gentle Marianne as beautiful as she is mysterious br br When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride Darius takes it and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him br br Or will she br br Marianne carries a secret Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man even the masterful Darius despite the fact he captivates her utterly br br A look A caress A kiss A brooding sensuality A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other s sins and secrets As Darius and Marianne embark upon the journey together they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender br br A man who knows what he wants br br A woman who needs him in order to know her worth br br Ti amo mia cara br br gt gt gt This book is an erotic romance intended for readers years and older Aspects of BDSM lt lt lt br br br nd edition br Raine Miller Romance September br Originally published with the title His Perfect Passion


Gothic Lolita

TWO GIRLS THOUSANDS OF MILES APART br br Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas they would seem to have nothing in common Or do they br br THE BLOG THAT WENT AWAY br br They got to know each other through their blogs But three years ago something happened to Chelsea an event so terrible that she stopped writing altogether Miya s been checking Chelsea s blog ever since to see if she s come back but she never has Until today br br A LIFE AND DEATH CONNECTION br br Today is the day Chelsea finally goes back online and tells Miya everything And today is the day that Miya s life could change forever because of it br br Like a Japanese manga come to life i Gothic Lolita i is a mythic fairy tale about love death and rebirth and the courage it takes to reach out to another soul


Northanger Abbey (annotated and with original illustrations) (Essential Gothic Classics Book 1)

This annotated edition of Northanger Abbey is based on the text of the novel as published posthumously in br br Introduction by acclaimed contemporary author Elizabeth Forbes br new illustrations by artist Dion Dhorne br A Life of Jane Austen br The original th century illustrations of Hugh Thomson and W C Cooke br br When seventeen year old Catherine embarks on a season of entertainment in Bath she imagines encounters and adventures akin to those in her favourite Gothic horror stories Instead what she discovers is a very different sort of horror the domestic Gothic


Gothic Tales

i Such whispered tales such old temptations and hauntings and devilish terrors i br br Elizabeth Gaskell s chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie compelling effect Disappearances inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings mixes gossip and fact Lois the Witch a novella based on an account of the Salem witch hunts shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to hysteria while in The Old Nurse s Story a mysterious child roams the freezing Northumberland moors Whether darkly surreal such as The Poor Clare where an evil doppelganger is formed by a woman s bitter curse or mischievous like Curious if True a playful reworking of fairy tales all the pieces in this volume form a start contrast to the social realism of Gaskell s novels revealing a darker and more unsettling style of writing br br Laura Kranzler s introduction discusses how Gaskell s tales with their ghostly doublings and transgressive passions show the Gothic underside of female identity domestic relations and male authority This edition also contains a chronology further reading and explanatory notes


Batman: Gothic

Batman must face his own greatest fears when the man behind the mask Bruce Wayne begins to have nightmares about his boyhood schoolmaster the cruel Mr Winchester Now Winchester has come to Gotham City this time with supernatural powers And unless the Caped Crusader can stop him he will convert the city into his own cathedral of death


Urban Gothic

When their car broke down in a dangerous neighborhood of the inner city Kerri and her friends thought they would find shelter in the old dark row house They thought it was abandoned They thought they would be safe there until morning They were wrong on all counts The residents of the row house live in the cellar and rarely come out in the light of day They re far worse than anything on the streets outside And they don t like intruders Before the sun comes up Kerri and her friends will fight for their very lives though death is only part of their nightmare


Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1)

Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn t as simple as it seems she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts But she also understands that normal doesn t mix with magic and she s worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life br br Ranch sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that Good old ordinary uneventful hard work Only Amy and her sister Phin aren t alone There s someone in the house with them and it s not the living breathing amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door br br It s a ghost and it s more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined It wants something from Amy and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back br br This is the summer when the wall between Amy s worlds is going to come crashing down


Seven Gothic Tales

Originally published in Seven Gothic Tales the first book by one of the finest and most singular artists of our time The Atlantic is a modern classic Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth century Gothic tale in the tradition of writers such as Goethe Hoffmann and Poe


The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery

A castle filled with intrigue a plotting duchess and a mysterious death in Catherine Bailey s The Secret Rooms br br At am on April John the th Duke of Rutland and one of Britain s wealthiest men ended his days virtually alone lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants quarters of his own home Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire br br For weeks as his health deteriorated his family his servants even the King s doctor pleaded with him to come out but he refused br br After his death his son and heir Charles the th Duke of Rutland ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years br br What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances br br For the first time in The Secret Rooms Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love honour and betrayal played out in the grand salons of Britain s stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century and on the battlefields of the Western Front At its core is a secret so dark that it consumed the life of the man who fought to his death to keep it hidden This extraordinary mystery from the author of Black Diamonds perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey Brideshead Revisited and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher


Carpenter's Gothic

This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran From their carpenter gothic rented house Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude s African mission At the still center of the breakneck action revealed in Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialoge is Paul s wife Liz and over it all looms the shadowy figure of McCandless a geologist from whom Paul and Liz rent their house As Paul mishandles the situation his wife takes the geologist to her bed and a fire and aborted assassination occur Ude issues a call to arms as harrowing as any Jeremiad and Armageddon comes rapidly closer Displaying Gaddis s inimitable virtuoso dialogue and his startling treatments of violence and sexuality Carpenter s Gothic shows again that Gaddis is among the first rank of contemporary American writers Malcolm Bradbury The Washington Post Book World br An unholy landmark of a novel an extra turret added on to the ample ingenious audacious Gothic mansion Gaddis has been building in American letters Cynthia Ozick The New York Times Book Review br Everything in this compelling and brilliant vision of America the packaged sleaze the incipient violence the fundamentalist furor the constricted sexuality is charged with the force of a volcanic eruption Carpenter s Gothic will reenergize and give shape to contemporary literature Walter Abish


Flesh Gothic

House of Passion br br br Hildreth House On a moonlight night in early spring twenty seven people entered the mansion s labyrinthine halls to partake in an orgy of diabolical debauchery the likes of which beggared description And one by one twenty six of them were butchered in place The twenty seventh body was never recovered br br br House of Sin br br br The screams have faded and the blood has dried but the spectral house remains waiting br br br House of Hell br br br Welcome to the mansion made in Hell br br br Flesh Gothic br br br Where the temple of evil is your own body


Gothic Doll (Gothic Doll, #1)

A sus a os Maya es una chica normal su vida se revuelve entre las ideas de su mam los besos y pleitos con Abel las tocadas de rock las amigas la escuela Hasta que un d a despierta en un callej n sola con la ropa rota y acostada sobre un charco de sangre Su vida acaba de tomar un giro violento e irreversible y ahora debe enfrentarse a su identidad y a la responsabilidad que implica una herencia que no pidi ni esperaba


Gothic Soul (Gothic Doll, #2)

Los muertos solo vuelven de la tumba por dos razones la primera que ten an asuntos pendientes La segunda que no estaban muertos br br Maya ha muerto pero su existencia apenas empieza Y est empe ada en vengarse de quienes la llevaron a la tumba Sin embargo una amenaza la obliga a postergar sus planes y emprender un viaje tendr que dejar atr s su doloroso pasado y enfrentar la inmortalidad la soledad si es que logra llegar a su destino br br Mientras tanto las huellas que M ha dejado en su camino empiezan a cruzarse y paso a paso ir n retirando el halo de misterio que rodea al creador de Maya sus motivos y sobre todo las terribles consecuencias de sus decisiones br br La inquietante historia de la vampira Maya br contin a en Gothic Soul


Scarlette: A Gothic Folktale

i b Fans of Aaron Mahnke s Lore will be thrilled to read this historical fantasy novel that blurs the line between folklore and reality b i br br div div div Ninety years before the Brothers Grimm penned their version of Little Red Riding Hood an historic gruesome series of events shocked all of Europe Starting in an unidentified wolf like animal ferociously mauled dozens of peasants in the G vaudan region of France Whispered rumors of unnatural creatures blended with age old superstition to cause mass hysteria Alarmed King Louis XV sent his best huntsmen to rid the province of the beastly scourge but this legendary massacre had only just begun div div div div br Scarlette a year old seamstress who is laboring to make ends meet lives under this dark threat Although fearful of the nightmarish monster lurking in the surrounding forest she remains naive and skeptical of the supernatural gossip Until her grandmother is attacked br br Scarlette learns her grandmother has been infected by the animal s bite Desperate to save her Scarlette begins to uncover the dark secrets of her village and finds there are those who wish to keep their pasts hidden As time grows short Scarlette is befriended by a local nobleman and a woodcutter who both share an eerie history with the wolf Scarlette must unravel the men s connection and solve a long forgotten crime before her grandmother s infection spreads div div div div div div b Based on both the traditional Grimm fairy tale and older known French versions of Little Red Riding Hood this Gothic novel is set against the historic th century Beast of G vaudan attacks in a modern accessible prose style b Unique to the genre the novel revives the fable of the girl in the red cloak with a new historical angle div div div div div div i i div


Frankenstein (Gothic Classic - The Uncensored 1818 Edition) : Science Fiction Classic

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus is the original Uncensored Edition of Frankenstein as first published anonymously in This original version is much more true to the spirit of the author s original intentions than the heavily revised edition edited by Shelley in part because of pressure to make the story more conservative Many scholars prefer the text to the more common edition This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices Frankenstein is a novel written by Mary Shelley about a creature produced by an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen and the novel was published when she was twenty one Shelley had travelled in the region of Geneva where much of the story takes place and the topics of galvanism and other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Shelley The storyline emerged from a dream Mary Percy Lord Byron and John Polidori decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her possible storyline could be Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made She then wrote Frankenstein


Gothic

Tailored specifically for students new to the daunting field of literary theory Fred Botting s em Gothic em is a clear and welcome introduction to the study of this compelling genre This lucid easy to follow guide br Explains the transformations of the genre through history br Outlines all the major figures which define the genre such as ghosts monsters and vampires br Charts key texts over two centuries br Traces origins of the form br Looks at the cultural and historical location of gothic images and texts br Provides a succinct introduction to the field which is also an excellent foundation for further study


American Gothic Tales

Joyce Carol Oates has a special perspective on the gothic in American short fiction at least partially because her own horror yarns rank on the spine tingling chart with the masters She is able to see the unbroken link of the macabre that ties Edgar Allan Poe to Anne Rice and to recognize the dark psychological bonds between Henry James and Stephen King This remarkable anthology of gothic fiction spanning two centuries of American writing gives us an intriguing and entertaining look at how the gothic imagination makes for great literature in the works of forty six exceptional writers In showing us the gothic vision a world askew where mankind s forbidden impulses are set free from the repressions of the psyche and nature turns malevolent and lawless Joyce Carol Oates includes Henry James s The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Herman Melville s horrific tale of factory women The Tartarus of Maids and Edith Wharton s Afterward which are rarely collected and appear together here for the first time br br Added to these stories of the past are new ones that explore the wounded worlds of Stephen King Anne Rice Peter Straub Raymond Carver and more than twenty other wonderful contemporary writers This impressive collection reveals the astonishing scope of the gothic writer s subject matter style and incomparable genius for manipulating our emotions and penetrating our dreams With Joyce Carol Oates s superb introduction b American Gothic Tales b is destined to become the standard one volume edition of the genre that American writers if they didn t create it outright have brought to its chilling zenith br br rom Wieland or The transformation Charles Brockden Brown br The legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving br The man of adamant Nathaniel Hawthorne br Young Goodman Brown Nathaniel Hawthorne br The Tartarus of maids Herman Melville br The black cat Edgar Allan Poe br The yellow wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman br The romance of certain old clothes Henry James br The damned thing Ambrose Bierce br Afterward Edith Wharton br The striding place Gertrude Atherton br Death in the woods Sherwood Anderson br The outsider H P Lovecraft br A rose for Emily William Faulkner br The lonesome place August Derleth br The door E B White br The lovely house Shirley Jackson br Allal Paul Bowles br The reencounter Isaac Bashevis Singer br In the icebound hothouse William Goyen br The enormous radio John Cheever br The veldt Ray Bradbury br The Dachau shoe W S Merwin br The approved W S Merwin br Spiders I have known W S Merwin br Postcards from the Maginot Line W S Merwin br Johnny Panic and the Bible of dreams Sylvia Plath br In bed one night Robert Coover br Schro dinger s cat Ursula K Le Guin br The waterworks E L Doctorow br Shattered like a glass goblin Harlan Ellison br Human moments in World War III Don DeLillo br The anatomy of desire John L Heureux br Little things Raymond Carver br The temple Joyce Carol Oates br Freniere from Interview with the Vampires Anne Rice br A short guide to the city Peter Straub br In the penny arcade Steven Millhauser br The reach Stephen King br Exchange value Charles Johnson br Snow John Crowley br The last feast of Harlequin Thomas Ligotti br Time and again Breece D J Pancake br Replacements Lisa Tuttle br Spirit seizures Melissa Pritchard br Cat in glass Nancy Etchemendy br The girl who loved animals Bruce McAllister br Ursus Triad later Kathe Koja and Barry N Malzberg br from Geek Love The nuclear family his talk her teeth Katherine Dunn br Subsoil Nicholson Baker


Dark Desires (Dark Gothic #1)

i This is an alternate cover edition for a href https www goodreads com book show dark desires rel nofollow B E OW a i br br Betrayed by those she trusted penniless and alone Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr Damien Cole Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he s a man to fear she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems least of all her handsome and brooding employer As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien she must also deal with the blood the disappearances and the murders br br With her options dwindling and time running out Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with Is he an innocent and misunderstood man or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets br br Note All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand alone novels


Dracula: Classic Gothic Horror

DRACULA br br By Bram Stoker br br The Complete Classic br br Brand New Edition br br When it was first published in Dracula was not an immediate bestseller although reviewers were unstinting in their praise The contemporary Daily Mail ranked Stoker s powers above those of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe as well as Emily Bronte s Wuthering Heights br br According to literary historians Nina Auerbach and David J Skal in the Norton Critical Edition the novel has become more significant for modern readers than it was for contemporary Victorian readers most of whom enjoyed it just as a good adventure story it only reached its broad iconic legendary classic status later in the th century when the movie versions appeared It did not make much money for Stoker the last year of his life he was so poor that he had to petition for a compassionate grant from the Royal Literary Fund and in his widow was forced to sell his notes and outlines of the novel at a Sotheby s auction where they were purchased for a little over pounds But when W Murnau s unauthorized adaptation of the story in the form of Nosferatu was released in theatres in Stoker s widow took affaire and during the legal battle that followed the novel s popularity started to grow Nosferatu was followed by a highly successful stage adaptation touring the UK for three years before arriving in the US where Stoker s creation caught Hollywood s attention and after the American movie version was released the book has never been out of print However some Victorian fans were ahead of the time describing it as the sensation of the season and the most blood curdling novel of the paralysed century Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to Stoker in a letter I write to tell you how very much I have enjoyed reading Dracula I think it is the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years The Daily Mail review of June proclaimed it a classic of Gothic horror In seeking a parallel to this weird powerful and horrorful story our mind reverts to such tales as The Mysteries of Udolpho Frankenstein The Fall of the House of Usher but Dracula is even more appalling in its gloomy fascination than any one of these


The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

The Gothic tale has been with us for over two hundred years but this collection is the first to illustrate the continuing strength of this special fictional tradition from the late eighteenth century to the present day Gothic fiction is generally identified with Horace Walpole s Castle of Otranto and the works of Ann Radcliffe and with heroes and heroines menaced by feudal villains amid crumbling ruins While the repertoire of claustrophobic settings gloomy themes and threatening atmosphere established the Gothic genre later writers from Poe onwards achieved an ever greater sophistication and a shift in emphasis from cruelty to decadence Modern Gothic is distinguished by its imaginative variety of voice from the chilling depiction of a disordered mind to the sinister suggestion of vampirism This anthology brings together the work of writers such as Le Fanu Hawthorne Hardy Faulkner and Borges with their earliest literary forebears and emphasizes the central role of women writers from Anna Laetitia Aikin to Isabel Allende While the Gothic tale shares some characteristics with the ghost story and tales of horror and fantasy the present volume triumphantly celebrates the distinctive features that define this powerful and unsettling literary form


Japanese Gothic Tales

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Gothic and Lolita

p GOTHIC AND LOLITA edited by Katsuhiko Ishikawa with photographs by Masayuki Yoshinaga is a new photographic collection that celebrates the eclectic and bizarre street fashion of Japanese popular youth culture A mixture of high fashion and home made ensembles the Gothic and Lolita scene is a bizarre hybrid boasting thousands of devotees who dedicate their lives to creating ever more flamboyant and original variations of this fused style p p The origin of this eccentric fashion movement traces back to Osaka in the mid s when young teenagers adopted Gothic fashion in response to the clothes worn and promoted by Japanese Gothic rock bands Influenced by Western fashion trends from the mid s young teenagers predominately adolescent girls began to dress in juxtapositions corsets spikes lacy Victorian dresses dark eye makeup black spandex frilly tutus patterned knee highs ruffled bows and wigs of all lengths and styles p p Specially commissioned by Phaidon Press and based on the creative design of the bestselling Fruits and Fresh Fruits Gothic And Lolita features portraits and group shots of Japanese Goths and Lolitas both at home and in the urban centers of Tokyo and Osaka Presented in a simple format with a funky design hundreds of teenagers posed for the camera in their imaginative and often surreal outfits and offered personal insights into the idea behind their personal fashion choices The responses are sometimes surprising sometimes shocking often hilarious and always compelling p


Gothic Fate (Gothic Doll, #3)

Aquella ser a la noche no cab a duda Muy pocas situaciones obligar an a la esencia superior de un ser muerto hac a millones de a os a bajar a poner atenci n a los insignificantes eventos de la Tierra br br Maya recorre las calles de Par s con el coraz n roto buscando sentido a su existencia Mientras tanto la tormenta que se anuncia desde Gothic Doll y Gothic Soul se acerca hasta Maya con la amenaza de destrozar toda posibilidad de amor de anhelo de vida Ir nicamente la tempestad tambi n est cargada de una esperanza que ella ignora Cu l ser su destino como vampira inmortal


Academy Gothic

Tate Cowlishaw is late for another faculty meeting when he discovers the body of Scoot Simkins dean of Parshall College Cowlishaw might be legally blind but sees that a man with three bullets in his head didn t put them there himself The police disagree When Cowlishaw investigates he is told his teaching contract won t be renewed Suspects aren t hard to come by at the college annually ranked Worst Value by U S News amp World Report While the faculty brace for a visit from the accreditation board Cowlishaw s investigation leads him to another colleague on eternal sabbatical Before long his efforts to save his job become efforts to stay alive A farcical tale of incompetence and corruption Academy Gothic scathingly redefines higher education as it chronicles the last days of a dying college


American Gothic

The Castle It looms over the streets of modern Chicago Its stone walls conceal a maze of secret passageways and hidden rooms private laboratories and concealed trapdoors The Castle is home to G Gordon Gregg physician murderer His victims are young beautiful wealthy women His methods are swift scientific and painless his crime perfect Until a newspaper reporter becomes suspicious Investigating Dr Gregg Crystal finds herself falling in love with the charismatic surgeon despite the danger It is that love that seals her doom for what G Gordon Gregg loves he kills Continuing ibooks releases of classic thrillers by the King of Terror Psycho creator Robert Bloch


Late Victorian Gothic Tales

The Victorian fin de siecle has many associations the era of Decadence The Yellow Book the New Woman the scandalous Oscar Wilde the Empire on which the sun never set This heady brew was caught nowhere better than in the revival of the Gothic tale in the late Victorian age where the undead walked and evil curses foul murder doomed inheritance and sexual menace played on the stretched nerves of the new mass readerships This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the s with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle Vernon Lee Henry James and Arthur Machen as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era The introduction explores the many reasons for the Gothic revival and how it spoke to the anxieties of the moment


A Very Gothic Christmas (Feehan Christmas Stories, #1)

i TWO WICKED AND WONDROUS HOLIDAY NOVELLAS i br br b AFTER THE MUSIC b by CHRISTINE FEEHAN br Terrified by mysterious threats Jessica Fitzpatrick spirits away her twin wards Tara and Trevor to the remote island mansion of their estranged father world famous musician Dillon Wentworth Ever since the fire that claimed his troubled wife s life and left him horribly disfigured Dillon has shut out the world With Christmas approaching the spark between him and Jessica might light the future but there are those who shared Dillon s wife s love of the occult and their evil machinations may plunge the family into darkness unless a Christmas miracle occurs br br b LADY OF THE LOCKET b by MELANIE GEORGE br The echoes of history and romance lure Rachel Hudson to Glengarren the Scottish castle where her parents met many Christmases ago But it is the portrait of fierce Highlander Duncan MacGregor that sparks an inexplicable yearning inside her On a storm tossed night as lightning cracks across the castle s turrets Rachel finds herself face to face with MacGregor himself astride a mighty stallion Now stepping into Rachel s time and her heart the warrior from the past is pursued by an ancient evil enemy


Gothic Grimoire

As the rest of the world goes to sleep the nightkind those who prefer to explore the mysteries of the night prepare for their rites Whether you are new to the practice of nocturnal magick or a seasoned dark mystic this companion to the popular Nocturnal Witchcraft is sure to bring new levels of power to your nights br br Expand your connection to the dark ether and the unseen world with this collection of techniques and rituals taken directly from the author s personal magickal notebooks Explore the Nocturnicon a collection of rites designed to overcom the unique obstacles that appear in the life of the nightkind br br Commune with the Dark Gods and Goddesses of the Night with nocturnal rituals for the sabbats Examine advanced astral workings including astral travel working with thoughtforms and banishing unwanted energies and entities Connect with the positive side of the darkness within and without as you learn br br Not for the meek the magick you ll encounter in these pages will help you transform yourself and change the way you perceive reality from this night forward br


Gothic!: Ten Original Dark Tales

b Get ready to sleep with the lights on GIRLS LIFE b br br A lovesick count and the ghost of his brutalized servant a serial killer who defies death a house with a violent mind of its own and another that holds a grotesque secret within its peeling walls Here are witches who feast on faces changeling rites of passage a venerable vampire br contemplating his end and a fanged brat who drains the patience of a bumbling teenage boy Here too are a flamboyant young novelist in search of a subject more compelling than his own eerie existence and br the daughter of a sorcerer fighting to free her lover and her will from sinister bonds Enter the world of GOTHIC a celebration of the literary form made famous by such writers as Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe br br With chilling stories by br Joan Aiken br M T Anderson br Neil Gaiman br Caitl n R Kiernan br Gregory Maguire br Garth Nix br Celia Rees br Janni Lee Simner br Vivian Vande Velde br Barry Yourgrau


Dark Prince (Dark Gothic, #3)

Innkeeper s daughter Jane Heatherington is sold into indentured servitude to cover her father s debts sold to Aidan Warrick a man whose handsome face and form mock the rumors that skulk in his shadow rumors that paint him a smuggler a pirate and worse br br On the rainswept Cornish coast Aidan s business is carried out in the darkest hours of moonless nights his secrets are many and death follows in his wake Isolated and alone Jane s only companion is the man she dare not trust the man who looks at her with heated desire that she both fears and craves br br As she finds herself ensnared in the twisted schemes carried out within the walls of Aidan s looming estate Jane must decide if Aidan Warrick is the dark prince of her dreams or a monster preying on the innocent br br Note All books in the Dark Gothic series can be read as stand alone novels


The Passion of Darius: A Gothic Tale of Love and Seduction (Somerset Historicals #1)

Somerset br br Ti amo mia cara br br The fine art of persuasion Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman The gentle Marianne as beautiful as she is mysterious br br When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride Darius takes it and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him br br Or will she br br Marianne carries a secret Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man even the masterful Darius despite the fact he captivates her utterly br br A look A caress A kiss A brooding sensuality A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other s sins and secrets As Darius and Marianne embark upon the journey together they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender br br A man who knows what he wants br br A woman who needs him in order to know her worth br br Ti amo mia cara br br gt gt gt This book is an erotic romance intended for readers years and older Aspects of BDSM lt lt lt br br br nd edition br Raine Miller Romance September br Originally published with the title His Perfect Passion


Gothic Lolita

TWO GIRLS THOUSANDS OF MILES APART br br Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas they would seem to have nothing in common Or do they br br THE BLOG THAT WENT AWAY br br They got to know each other through their blogs But three years ago something happened to Chelsea an event so terrible that she stopped writing altogether Miya s been checking Chelsea s blog ever since to see if she s come back but she never has Until today br br A LIFE AND DEATH CONNECTION br br Today is the day Chelsea finally goes back online and tells Miya everything And today is the day that Miya s life could change forever because of it br br Like a Japanese manga come to life i Gothic Lolita i is a mythic fairy tale about love death and rebirth and the courage it takes to reach out to another soul


Northanger Abbey (annotated and with original illustrations) (Essential Gothic Classics Book 1)

This annotated edition of Northanger Abbey is based on the text of the novel as published posthumously in br br Introduction by acclaimed contemporary author Elizabeth Forbes br new illustrations by artist Dion Dhorne br A Life of Jane Austen br The original th century illustrations of Hugh Thomson and W C Cooke br br When seventeen year old Catherine embarks on a season of entertainment in Bath she imagines encounters and adventures akin to those in her favourite Gothic horror stories Instead what she discovers is a very different sort of horror the domestic Gothic