Get an inside look at Algonquin’s outstanding forthcoming fiction with the Fall 2015 Algonquin Reader. Discover the inspiration behind each book through an original essay by the author. Then enjoy a free preview of each novel.This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison On Sale September 8, 2015 “Once again, Jonathan Evison dazzles . . . This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! is as sweet as it is inventive, profound as it is hilarious, unflinching as it is bighearted.” —Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, BernadetteThe Muralist by B. A. Shapiro On Sale November 3, 2015 “Shapiro once again pens the art world into vivid, sensual life. If you liked The Art Forger, you're going to love The Muralist!” —Lisa Genova, author of Still AliceThe Last September by Nina de Gramont On Sale September 15, 2015 “A moody murder mystery . . . De Gramont's latest boasts lovely, understated writing, sharply drawn settings--Boulder, Amherst, and Cape Cod--and, once again, characters who are irresistibly attractive, flawed, and dangerous . . . But it is also an emotionally intense study of how a transcendent love becomes a fraying marriage . . . A fine literary whodunit from an accomplished storyteller.” —Kirkus ReviewsAnd West Is West by Ron Childress On Sale October 13, 2015 “This compelling debut novel, which won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, dramatically examines the insidious role unrestrained technology plays in the moral and ethical corruption of people, institutions, and government . . . This is an excellent, suspenseful story.” —Publishers WeeklyOnly Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington On Sale January 5, 2016 “Kept me turning pages enthralled. Only Love Can Break Your Heart is part The Graduate, part southern gothic dysfunctional family, part Edisto, part The Moviegoer. It’s all Ed Tarkington, though. Funny, desperate, sad, tender, suspenseful, intelligent, insightful, and full of nothing but heart, heart, heart.” —George Singleton, author of Between Wrecks The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick On Sale August 25, 2015 “A heart-wrenching, beautiful, darkly comic, deeply necessary tale that stuns again and again with razor-sharp prose and glittering wit. Goolrick is, without question, one of the greatest storytellers of our time.” —Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger's WifeCover art by Melinda Beck
Steamy first-time threesome tales where groups of friends — two sexy men and one lucky woman — suddenly discovering that they can become much more!
Right off the bat, let's be clear: K.D. West is an excellent writer.It's nice that it's erotica, but even nicer when the person behind the word processor really knows how to create believable characters and situations, and then gets them off—explosively. — K.C. Cave
When do friendship, sex, and love intersect? Stories of friends — one woman and two men — finding a way to take their relationship to a whole new level.
Three of K.D. West's steamiest, most popular tales, collected for the first time:
Truth & Games: Felicity, Ben, and Aaron have been friends for years. During a rainy-day get-together over margaritas, Felicity challenges her men to a game that will bring things to a whole new level. A tale of friendship, romance, and thinking outside the lines.
The Visitor: Lea's got a four-alarm fire burning and she knows just who she wants to put it out. Or does she? Lea is in Atlanta for a job interview, and her best friend's brother, Sean the firefighter, is happy to give her a place to sleep. But his is the bed she'd rather sleep in. Or perhaps it's his roommate Andy's? And when a visitor comes to her that night... Well, who is she to be picky if it's one, the other, or...? A tale of sexy firefighters, a mystery lover, and embracing the unknown — literally!
Over the Top: Danny and Suzie, Luz and Jamie - the four had been planning for over a year on heading up after graduation to the cabin by the lake. Two couples, doing what couples do. But that was before Danny and Suzie decided to be "mature" and break it off. And so now it's one couple. And Danny. And Danny's getting frustrated. A tale of desire, frustration, and a friendly, helping... mouth.
Bonus! The Trouble with Triplets, Pt. I: Allison has been teasing her lover and former teacher Ken with the idea of a threesome. Ken has another lesson he'd like to impart. (A preview of a story from the Erotic Tales: Letters to Allison series)
(MMF ménage à trois and MFM three-way sexuality; includes some male bisexuality, bisexual romance. For adult readers only)
Extract (from "Truth & Games"):
When she had fantasized this scene, she had been perfectly in control of her feelings, had treated them to a sultry retreat and a wink. Now however she was so terrified by what she had just said to them that she couldn't open the buttons to her blouse. She stood, fumbling with her own clothes, and cursing.
A low roll of thunder made the hair on Felicity’s arms stand on end.
The door opened.
Aaron came in first, followed by Ben, who seemed to be trying to hide behind his friend, and was failing miserably, because of his height.
They were both entirely naked.
A Crazy Ink Anthology
Because someone needs to ask…
What's the truth behind the tweets?
"Some people shouldn't use up oxygen."
We've all seen the vague posts and tweets. We've all sat, wondering exactly how we should be responding to the oh-so-distressed regular sub tweeters who use social media as personal diaries aimed at making sure inquiring minds want to know.
But what's the real story behind the hashtags?
"Grrrr." (I stubbed my toe).
"Some people shouldn't use up oxygen." (Filling up balloons).
"So done." (With not getting attention).
A group of sassy authors will set out on a quest to collect vague book posts and sub tweets and unravel the mystery of all that 'please-ask' drama…
Sub Tweet, A Crazy Ink Anthology, will leave you fugly laughing, horrified, begging for more, and most certainly, never able to look at a vague status the same way again…
Cardinal sins, they vary by person, but seven always seem to make the list.
Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth.
These are said to be obvious, everyday sins, but something about them isn't so ordinary.
What happens when these excessive desires become more than a craving, but a way of life?
Prepare to meet the embodiment of each.
Seven authors present seven deadly sins and what happens when you give in to temptation.
Forgive us, for we have sinned...and we will do it again and again.
Fiction, Poetry, Essays and Letters from the Master of the Macabre, H.P. Lovecraft
Read the complete collection of writings from H.P. Lovecraft. This edition includes a fully linked table of contents so you can find your favorites easily and return to Lovecraft's work again and again. The following stories (plus poems, letters and essays!) are included in this massive ebook:
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
The Transition of Juan Romero
The White Ship
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Terrible Old Man
The Cats of Ulthar
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
The Picture in the House
The Nameless City
The Quest of Iranon
The Other Gods
The Music of Erich Zann
Herbert West — Reanimator
What the Moon Brings
The Lurking Fear
The Rats in the Walls
The Shunned House
The Horror at Red Hook
In the Vault
The Call of Cthulhu
The Silver Key
The Strange High House in the Mist
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Colour Out of Space
The Very Old Folk
The Thing in the Moonlight
The History of the Necronomicon
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
At the Mountains of Madness
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Evil Clergyman
The Shadow out of Time
The Haunter of the Dark
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It's not about the presents.
It's not about the menu.
It's not the trimmings either.
It's about the spirit of the holiday.
Or it was.
Once upon a time, there were holiday seasons that weren't about blue-light specials and jumping up from Thanksgiving meals for fifty-percent off deals.
Sometimes, to find what's missing, you have to step back…
Christmas Past will take you back to when things were much simpler and a spirit lived between the lights and holiday glitz.
With stories in as many genres as Saint Nick can fit in his bag, Christmas Past offers something for every reader.
It's as simple as that.
Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind. From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.
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